Connecticut Looks at Harsher DUI Penalties When Kids are in the Vehicle

Joining 43 other states that currently have some type of law to enhance a DUI charge when a child is present in the vehicle, Connecticut is rallying for stronger DUI laws to protect the innocent from DUI injury or even death. NBC Connecticut reports that these penalties would include an automatic felony for any adult convicted of DUI while a minor under age 16 is present in the vehicle, as well as up to four years in prison. Supporting these penalties, M.A.D.D. encourages the mandatory installation of ignition interlock devices in the vehicles of those convicted. Read more here: Lawmakers Push for Stronger DUI Charges When Kids Are in Car


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