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General Assembly Braking on DUI Legislation

By JESSI GOWER

Capital News Service

 

RICHMOND –Virginia passed landmark DUI legislation in 2012, requiring anyone convicted of a DUI in the commonwealth –whether it’s a first or 31st offense – have an ignition interlock device installed in their car.

After the passage of the milestone law, advocates are not surprised that further DUI legislation has been stunted in the past two sessions.

President of the non-profit organization Washington Regional Alcohol Program Kurt Erickson says this stunting of DUI legislation is to be expected, but says he is disappointed in the fact that only one bill dealing with DUIs made it to the governor for signing this session.

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