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Police hail proposal to toughen drunken driving laws

9:31 PM, Feb. 23, 2013
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Local police are praising a proposal to criminalize first-time drunken-driving offenses, increase penalties for offenses and establish mandatory minimum sentences for drivers who injure or kill others while driving drunk.

State Rep. Jim Ott and state Sen. Alberta Darling, both Republicans, are pushing for the new rules. The proposals would make first-time offenders with blood alcohol levels of 0.15 percent or higher guilty of a misdemeanor, require first-time offenders to appear in court even if they face only citations, make a third offense a felony; and allow police to seize ...

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