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Members of new task force addressing drunk driving in Wisconsin resign

(WQOW) - Four members of a task force addressing drunken driving in Wisconsin are out.   They've resigned, calling it a hollow process.

Thursday, they sent a letter to the DOT, highly critical of the process.

Last year, the Bureau of Transportation Safety created the task force. In their letter, four members say, "Our experience is that the DOT, Bureau of Transportation Safety and Division of the State Patrol has little interest in our input, or in implementing effective measures to prevent impaired driving."

They pointed to, what they called, "procedural road blocks" they faced.   They also allege the Tavern League has too much influence in the process.  

The executive director of the Tavern League says he hasn't attended a meeting of the task force in almost a year, and says the Tavern League remains committed to exploring ways to reduce alcohol-related fatalities.
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