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MADD mad about Texas SB1266 -loopholes for drunk drivers
 


28 April 2005 at 11:53:03 AM
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An anti-drunken-driving crusader warned Wednesday that legislation designed to give low-risk felons more incentives to go straight would undermine state laws enacted over the past decade to punish those who get behind the wheel while under the influence.

Bill Lewis, who lobbies the Legislature for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, decried a provision in a measure to overhaul the state's probation policies that would allow drunken drivers to receive deferred adjudication. Lewis said the policy change would allow chronic drunken drivers to escape jail time and fines because their records would be wiped clean each time they completed a deferred-adjudication program.

"You could get a first offense time and time and time again," Lewis said after a hearing before the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. "Texas is already the worst state in the nation as far as alcohol-related traffic fatalities. ... We have half as many drivers as California, but we are ahead of California in alcoholic traffic fatalities."

Senator Whitmire's Bill SB1266


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