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Cuomo signs tougher drunken driving law

Updated: 08/01/2014 11:27 AM
Created: 08/01/2014 3:37 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an amendment Friday that would turn three DWI-related offenses within 15 years into a felony.
    
Possible penalties for the felony are up to seven years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
    
The measure is called "Vince's Law" for a man killed in suburban Syracuse by a driver with five prior offenses. Authorities say the driver's blood-alcohol content was four times the legal limit
    
The law would take effect November 1 and apply to offenses after that.





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