Governor Scott Walker will be in West Bend on Tuesday to sign a pair of bills dealing with alcohol and drug treatment.
Local assembly Rep. Bob Gannon is co-sponsor of AB 657 which adds $2 million in funding to the Treatment and Diversion program.
“This program is used in Washington County Courts and allows a judge to give less time in jail in exchange for the convicted individual getting very intensive alcohol and drug treatment,” Gannon said.
“I believe in this program as it deals with the main component of repeat drunk drivers, and that is alcoholism. Until we get these individuals sober, we will always have the fear that they’ll drive while intoxicated, drive with a revoked license, etc.”
Walker and Gannon will be at the Old Courthouse Square Museum, 320 S. Fifth Ave., at 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26 for the bill signing. The other measure is AB 839 – Participation in a sobriety program