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Michigan House bill seeks stiffer drunk driving penalties

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She is likely to face tougher sentencing both because its not the first time she has been arrested and because of the excessive alcohol charge.
She is likely to face tougher sentencing both because its not the first time she has been arrested and because of the excessive alcohol charge.

LANSING (WKZO) -- Life could become a lot tougher for repeat drunk drivers in Michigan, particularly those classified as "super drunk" with blood alcohol levels of 0.17 or higher. A  state House committee will take up legislation to increase the penalties.

A first offense while super drunk would allow a judge to sentence someone to up ten years in prison with a maximum fine of 7,500-dollars. Repeat offenses could bring a maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars.

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