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Stricter consequences for repeat DWI offenders passed in NC House

Posted on April 1st, 2015 No Comments

State lawmakers in the North Carolina House of Representatives passed two bills that seek to give more teeth to existing drunken driving laws, WMFY News 2 reported on March 11.

At present, the legal blood-alcohol content limit for drivers in North Carolina is 0.08 while repeat drunken drivers are limited to a blood alcohol content of 0.04. HB 31 is proposing that the legal blood alcohol content limit for repeat drunken driving offenders be reduced to 0.00.

If a person who has been previously charged with a drunken driving offense is caught with any alcohol in his system at all, he stands to lose his driver’s license.

Representative Susi Hamilton (Democrat of District 18, Brunswick/New Hanover) said that losing even one person to someone who drives under the influence is unacceptable, and it is time to “strengthen our laws and plug holes where they may exist.”

HB 31 passed the House by a vote of 110 to 4.

If you let our attorneys at the Law Office of Jim Black fight your driving while impaired charge in Raleigh or other areas in North Carolina, there is a chance that you might get a reduced sentence for your troubles. Call our offices today at 919-600-4609.

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