There is a nine-point list, taking up a full page of small print, of medical challenges Terry Habeger still faces nearly a year and a half after being hit by an eight-time convicted drunken driver.
The list includes continued numbing in his left leg, hip discomfort, dizziness, unsteadiness, and more anxiety since the events of May 28, 2014, when he was riding his bicycle along Highway 73 outside of Markesan.
"Evidently, I hit the windshield, flew up over and somehow landed off to the side," he said. "I broke bones all around my pelvic area and broke 10-12 ribs. The pelvic bones are some of the hardest in the body, so it just had to be a tremendous blow to shatter all these bones."
Compounding the recovery is the realization of why the offender was on the highway that day.
"The morning of the accident, the morning that he hit me, he turned in his sobriety machine.This is all his admission to his parole officer," Habeger said. "The main thing is he's just a repeat offender."
The sobriety machine, or ignition interlock device, has been required of tens of thousands of Wisconsin drunken drivers in recent years.
Department of Transportation data shows Wisconsin judges have ordered 54,329 of these to be installed on convicted offenders' vehicles from 2012-2015. Records show 30,756, or 56 percent, of the IIDs required have actually been issued.
"It just appears to me no one really cares, and that's just me personally saying that," said Beloit police Sgt. Mark Douglas, who oversees his department's grant program to cut down on drunken driving. "If it's ordered by the court, why is there truly no follow up as to why that system is in place?
"If you're ordered under court probation, you have to go see a probation agent. If you're ordered to jail, you have to go to jail. If you're ordered to prison, you have to go to prison, or they issue a warrant, find you and put you in prison. With the IID, it goes on your driver's abstract and who checks it?"
No one does. Offenders who don't fulfill their sentence and install the IID are given a traffic citation if they're caught, but it's not considered a crime under Wisconsin law.
"Half of them don't put them in their cars. This is what the problem is," said Sen. Van Wanggaard, R-Racine, who ran traffic patrols and wrote police protocol for how to deal with drunken drivers during nearly three decades with the Racine Police Department. "It's really challenging to the court, because the court doesn't have the manpower, the time or the ability to make sure these individuals are installing the IIDs."
Wanggaard sponsored a measure designed to shift the IID's assignment from an offender's vehicle to the offender themselves. The proposal would require convicted offenders to use an IID no matter the vehicle they're using, even if it's not registered in their name. In other states that have implemented this legislation, IID usage among sentenced offenders has increased significantly.
"We're looking for compliance. We want to try to change behavior so people take ownership for it," he said. "Who knows? Maybe we might not have somebody get on the ramp the wrong way and kill 10 people on the interstate because they were intoxicated."
The senator's proposal passed out of a committee, but appears dead at the Wisconsin Legislature for the session. The State Assembly has indicated it does not plan to return to the Capitol for the rest of the legislative year.
Habeger has recently begun riding his bicycle as well as spending time in his art studio, working with clay and acrylics. In addition to traveling to art shows around the country to sell his work, he's also volunteered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to discuss the dangers of intoxicated drivers.
While Habeger wants stiffer penalties for offenders, he also wants current laws enforced, especially when it comes to ignition interlock devices.
"If they're going to go to the bother of passing an interlock law, then they have to make sure it gets enforced," he said. "What is a law if it's not enforced? I mean, they can pass laws from now until Doomsday. If they're not enforced, they don't mean anything."