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VOL. 123 | NO. 90 | Wednesday, May 7, 2008

State Bill Would Require All DUI Offenders to Serve 48 Hours

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislation that would require all individuals convicted of drunken driving to serve at least 48 hours in jail passed the House.

The measure sponsored by Rep. Harry Brooks, a Knoxville Republican, was approved 96-1. The companion bill was unanimously approved in the Senate last month.

Currently, DUI offenders less than 21 years of age must serve at least 48 hours in jail. The minimum period of incarceration for DUI offenders who are 21 years of age or older is 24 hours.

This bill would require all DUI offenders, regardless of age, to serve at least 48 hours in jail.

The legislation now goes back to the Senate to work out differences before heading to the governor.

Read the full text of HB0043/SB0582 on the General Assembly's Web site at: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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