Rhode Island Senate Proposes Crack Down on Drunken Driving

December 4, 2008

A Rhode Island state senator says he will introduce three bills in response to a federal report that said the Ocean State is not doing enough to crack down on drunken driving.

The National Transportation Safety Board announced last week that the Ocean State is one of bottom three states in the nation when it comes to following agency recommendations on drunken driving.

Sen. Leonidas Raptakis called the NTSB report a “wakeup call.”

The Coventry Democrat says his proposals would require the confiscation of license plates for drivers arrested for refusing to take a breath test; extend the look-back period for driving under the influence arrests from five to 10 years; and increase penalties for those convicted of drunken driving violations that result in injury or death.


Information from: The Providence Journal

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