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Published December 18, 2012, 08:54 AM

West Fargo lawmaker proposing drunken driving legislation

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A West Fargo lawmaker plans to introduce legislation on drunken driving when the session convenes next month.

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A West Fargo lawmaker plans to introduce legislation on drunken driving when the session convenes next month.

The proposal by Republican Rep. Kim Koppelman follows calls for stiffer DUI penalties after a wrong-way crash on Interstate 94 in July that killed three members of a West Fargo family.

Allison Deutscher, her husband, Aaron Deutscher, and the couple's 18-month-old daughter, Brielle, were killed when a pickup truck driven by Wyatt Klein, of Jamestown, collided with the family's SUV west of Jamestown. Klein, who also died in the wreck, was driving the wrong way on Interstate 94.

Klein's blood-alcohol content was 0.25 percent, three times the legal limit for driving.

A press conference to discuss the legislation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the West Fargo city hall.

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