Saturday, August 31, 2019

Proposed DUI law would increase penalties for Pennsylvania repeat offenders

Proposed legislation in Pennsylvania that would increase penalties for repeat drunk drivers is named after a Delaware County woman who was killed earlier this year by a man on his sixth DUI, reported KYW-AM
State Sen. Tom Killion from Chester and Delaware counties says Deana’s Law would target repeat drunk drivers with high blood alcohol content. 
“To keep those with multiple DUIs from endangering the lives of those on the roadways," Killion said. "And that’s the point here. We’re going for the worst of the worst.”
The legislation is named after Deana Eckman, who was killed by David Strowhauer. He was paroled about five months before the deadly crash, serving time for a fifth DUI. 
It would require certain repeat DUI offenders to wear an ankle bracelet that can tell if there’s alcohol in the system, doubles the time a breathalyzer device is required to start a car, and calls for the vehicle driven by a repeat offender to be impounded.
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