Truth or Consequences, NM
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that guy in AZ Wrote:
This is truly a case of history repeating itself, since there were periods of time when the drinking age was different in Illinois and Wisconsin.
In 1957, the drinking age in Wisconsin was 18 for beer and 21 for everything else, but it was 21 for bordering states. In 1977, the border states restriction was removed. As a result, Illinois residents who wanted liquor could buy it in Wisconsin, even though they could not buy it in Illinois until they were 21.
If you think that might cause a few more car crashes between the two states, you'd be right.
My friend, who worked for the local taxi company as a dispatcher told me of tales involving sailors from GLNTC, they'd come to Wisconsin to drink beer, get drunk and party, and the taxi-cabs would haul car loads of drunk sailors back to the base. Some sailors who had the luxury of having wheels ended up wrecking their cars on the way back, hence the Blood Border of Illinois/Wisconsin of Sheridan Road. I was told back then the laws were very lax, in fact, the former owner of the taxi company was so drunk on more than one occasion, he'd be found by the cops passed out behind the wheel of his cab, and all cops did was give him a ride home, no tickets issued. Times have changed though. Cops here will now vigorously enforce the antiquated marijuana laws that are on the books.
The cops in Wisconsin will have their hands full, this state is notoriously the drunkest in America. Most of America’s Drunkest Cities are in Wisconsin https://www.milwaukeemag.com/most-of-americas-drunkest-cities-are-in-wisconsin/
There will no doubt be many arrests for inebriated drivers who have used both Maryjane and alcohol at the same time. Nearly everyday, it's common to see local news stories of people who have committed between 5 and 10 DUI's.