Wanggard Reintroduces Bill Punishing Drunk Drivers

(AP)–A local lawmaker has resurrected his bill calling for stripping repeat drunken drivers of their licenses for at least a decade. Republican State Sen. Van Wanggaard’s proposal calls for revoking licenses of anyone who commits four or more drunken driving offenses or anyone who commits two or more offenses and has at least two convictions for serious crimes involving a vehicle. The drivers wouldn’t be eligible for occupational licenses and couldn’t apply for another license for 10 years. The measure is up for a public hearing today in the Senate judiciary committee. Wanggaard chairs that committee. He introduced a nearly identical measure last session. It cleared the Assembly but died in the Senate.

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