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New Drunk Driving Bill Closer to Law

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RALEIGH — A bill aimed at toughening penalties forhabitual drunk drivers is one step closer to becoming law. The State Housepassed the measure by a vote of 113 to 1 Monday.

The new law would include longer mandatory sentences, longer licenserevocation periods, treatment, and confiscation of the vehicle driven bythe repeat offender.

The Senate is expected to vote on a similar bill next week.

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