Assembly to OK tougher sentences for repeat drunken drivers
Posted: 8:53 AM, Feb 11, 2020
Zachary T. C. Hada, A1C, USAF
Whether it’s having a drink at a friend's house before driving or taking a sip of alcohol before you're 21, it only takes one bad decision to forever change a career or life,. As the Air Force continues to crack down on DUIs, it is ultimately an Airman's decision to drink responsibly. The consequences of drinking and driving include possible loss of rank and potentially their career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Hada/Released)
The state Assembly is set to pass a bill that would impose tougher sentences on repeat drunken drivers.
The Republican-authored measure would increase the minimum mandatory sentence for fifth and sixth offenses from six months to 18 months. Judges could hand down shorter sentences if they find such a move would be in the public interest.