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Gov. Inslee to Sign Drunk Driving Bill into Law

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TACOMA, Wash. - Washington Governor Jay Inslee is set to sign a measure into law Thursday, that will more closely monitor repeat offenders of drunken driving. 

Under the new law, drivers charged with a second impaired driving offense would face a mandatory arrest, be booked into jail, and have an interlock device installed on their cars within five days.

The state would also begin a pilot program in three counties and two cities to conduct daily alcohol monitoring on a person convicted twice under the DUI law. 

Additional money would be put toward ensuring prosecutors and local jurisdictions can prosecute and punish more offenders more quickly. 

The law, sparked by accidents earlier this year, is a scaled back version of an initial plan that would have increased minimum jail times for offenders.

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