New DUI law means harsher penalties for repeat offenders

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Under a new state law that went into effect Jan. 1, repeat DUI offenders can lose their driver’s licenses for 10 years.

According to the law signed by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010, a person convicted of DUI who has already had two or more DUI convictions in the past 10 years can have his or her license taken away by a judge for 10 years.

Under the previous law, a repeat DUI offender could have their license revoked for just two to five years.

Madera County District Attorney Michael Keitz said he hopes the stricter law will deter citizens from driving under the influence...

 

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