March 3, 2008(Key vote)
Title: Increasing DUI Penalties
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that imposes stricter penalties associated with DUI offenses.
- Imposes a penalty of up to one year in prison, up to a $1000 fine or both for the first offense (sec. 1).
- Imposes a penalty of up to one year in prison without the option of probation, a fine between $700 and $3000 or both for the second offense (sec. 1).
- Makes it a felony to receive three DUIs within 7 years or 5 DUIs within a lifetime. Imposes a penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000 or both (sec. 1).