North Dakota's killed a bill to strengthen drunk driving penaltiesFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- North Dakota's House has killed a bill aimed at strengthening penalties for drunken driving.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- North Dakota's House has killed a bill aimed at strengthening penalties for drunken driving.
The senate endorsed the bill earlier, but the house shot it down by a vote of 63-28.
The measure would have raised the fine for a first drunken driving offense from $250 to $500-dollars.
The bill also would require mandatory participation in a sobriety program, which requires offenders to report twice a day to a law enforcement center and blow into a device to show they're sober.
DUI arrests in North Dakota have increased 53 percent in the last 10 years, including 66-hundred
arrests last year.