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NY Senate passes tougher drunk driving penalties

Updated: 06/12/2014 6:32 AM
Created: 06/12/2014 3:12 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

New York's Senate has passed a measure that would toughen penalties for multiple driving while intoxicated convictions.
 
Under the measure, a person convicted of three or more DWIs within 15 years would be charged with a Class D felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
 
The bill passed Wednesday is named for Vincent Russo, an 82-year-old resident of Onondaga County who was killed in 2011 by someone who had five prior DWI-related convictions.
 
So-called Vince's Law has already passed the Assembly and has been sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for consideration.





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