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Lawmakers propose stiffer OWI penalties

8:37 PM, Mar. 6, 2013
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A bipartisan set of bills before the state Legislature that would crack down on drunken driving is getting a mixed response - including from groups whose goal is to reduce impaired driving.

The six bills introduced Monday would increase penalties for repeat drunk drivers and for first-time offenders caught with a high blood-alcohol content and make a third offense a felony rather than a misdemeanor.

One bill would set mandatory minimum sentences for drunk drivers who injure or kill someone. Another would allow authorities to seize a vehicle used by a person caught driving drunk a third or ...

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