Proposed Bill Would Greatly Stiffen Repeat DUI Laws in WA
A Washington State lawmaker wants prosecutors to be able to consider more of repeat DUI offenders backrounds, in an effort to get them off the roads.
Current state law considers it a felony after a driver's 4th DUI conviction, but the law only allows prosecutors to look back 10 years into their record during the sentencing phase.
Senator Mike Padden (R-Spokane Valley) has introduced a bill that would expand what's call the "look-back" policy to 15 years.
Padden believes this would greatly increase the number of felony convictions, helping to lower repeat DUI offenses.
Padden says expanding the felony phase of the DUI conviction law in this manner would help get more repeat offender drivers off the road.
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