Proposal Gets Tougher On Repeat DUI Offenders

HARRISBURG – Repeat DUI offenders could face tougher punishments under legislation introduced by Lancaster County Sen. Scott Martin. His legislation would mandate at least two years of jail time for any individual convicted of more than two DUIs in a 10-year period, with harsher sentences for offenses that lead to the death of another person. Under Martin’s bill, a repeat offender who causes the death of another person as a result of a DUI could be charged with a first-degree felony. More than half of all Pennsylvanians who lose their license due to a DUI conviction are repeat offenders. Martin cited several tragic cases in which innocent motorists and pedestrians were injured or killed by intoxicated individuals who had prior DUI offenses.


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