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Wisconsin Attorney General Says She's Staying on the Job

By: John Hoffland
By: John Hoffland

Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager says she will continue working as the state's top law enforcement officer even though she was citied Monday night for intoxicated driving.

Dodge County authorities said Lautenschlager was stopped after a Columbus, Wisconsin officer observed her driving at about 30 miles per hour in a 65 miles per hour speed zone. She later was tested for a blood alcohol level of .12. The deputy said she had driven her car off the road.

The state's new limit for intoxication is .08. Attending a federal government hearing in Chicago Wednesday, the attorney general said the governor has not asked for her resignation adding that quitting is not in her plans. She apologized to her staff, and Dodge County authorities said she was a cooperative person after her arrest.

Lautenschlager was driving from Madison to Fond du Lac at the time of the incident. She admitted to drinking Monday evening in a Madison tavern on State Street.


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