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Legislature Approves New Rules For DUI Offenders

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Drunken driving offenders who are caught a second time will be more closely monitored under a bill approved by the Washington Legislature.
    
The state House voted unanimously to finalize the measure Thursday afternoon. The plan would require drivers charged with a second impaired driving offense to have an interlock device installed on their vehicles within five days of being charged. The state would also begin a pilot program that would conduct daily alcohol monitoring on a person convicted twice under the DUI law.
    
The measure is scaled back from an original proposal that would have increased mandatory minimum jail time for repeat DUI offenders.
    
Republican Rep. Brad Klippert says the measure is a good start but he hopes lawmakers will return next year to strengthen DUI laws even more.

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