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Proposed Changes To DWI Laws Under Consideration

Posted June 6, 2006 8:04 a.m. EDT

— State lawmakers are considering several changes to tighten North Carolina's DWI laws.

One proposed change before a Senate committee would create a single checkpoint for DWI and driver's license screening.

Another would classify anyone with three DWI convictions in 10 years as a habitual offender. Currently, that happens if there are three convictions within a seven-year period.

The changes could also create three new felonies involving deaths or injuries caused by a drunken driver.