Stiffer DWI penalties on tap

Sep 20, 2014

Drivers with multiple DWI offenses will be facing stiffer penalties come November first.

Vincent's Law will allow for seven years in prison and a $10,000 fine for anyone convicted of a third DWI within a 15 year period. The law was named for a New York State man who was killed by a multiple DWI offender who had never done prison time.

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Current laws restrict the look-back period to ten years.

Surveys are showing that the stiffening of DWI penalties is having an effect across the state in lowering the number of arrests.