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Published April 25, 2013, 03:40 PM

Senate unanimously approves new DUI bill

The North Dakota legislature has overhauled the state's DUI law. With a unanimous vote today, the Senate gave the final approval to a bill that significantly increases the penalties for driving drunk, cracking down hardest on repeat offenders.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ

The North Dakota legislature has overhauled the state's DUI law. With a unanimous vote today, the Senate gave the final approval to a bill that significantly increases the penalties for driving drunk, cracking down hardest on repeat offenders.

It doubles jail time for repeat offenders and in some cases triples fines. If a drunk driver's blood alcohol level is double the legal limit, the penalty increases, carrying a mandatory minimum sentence of 2 days in jail. DUIs involving an injury will spend at least 1 year in prison, crashes causing death, at least 3 years.

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