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Four DUI’s Are Enough, Lawmakers Say

Four DUI’s Are Enough, Lawmakers Say

State representatives are not ready to give people a fifth chance.

A bill to set out a process to allow four-time DUI offenders to apply for reinstatement of their driving privileges failed to get enough votes. State Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) says the restrictions would include the driver using a breath-activated ignition device for the rest of their lives. Opponents said four drunken-driving arrests should be enough.

SB 1996 has failed in the House, 52-64. The sponsor reserves the right to call it again.

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