Wisconsin Will Start Posting DWI Arrest Names and Mugshots on Social Media

Wisconsin county sheriff's department announced Sunday it will begin posting arrest information and mug shots of those arrested for drunk driving on social media.

According to aFacebookpost from the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, the department will post information for anyone arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, known in Wisconsin as an OWI.

The post states that while the department is sympathetic to those struggling with addictions, it is not an excuse for an OWI. The department also notes that this information is already public under Wisconsin law, and that all arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

Some Facebook commenters on the post applauded the department, while others raised questions about the consequences of posting this information.

They emphasized that those arrests have likely not yet been found guilty, and that the documents being public record is not reason enough to post them on social media.

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