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Wis. Supreme Court case centers on drunken driving

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule on a case that could determine whether out-of-state convictions for drunken driving get counted in Wisconsin.

The case involves a man who was charged with drunken driving as a fourth offense in Wisconsin, with prosecutors counting three prior offenses from Illinois.

The defendant argued that two of the cases from Illinois, in which he violated the state's zero tolerance law, should not be counted against him in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin district court said the cases could be counted. But an appeals court reversed that ruling, leading to the case being taken up by the Supreme Court

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