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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • ND House endorses tougher state DUI law

  • The bill mandates that someone with a blood-alcohol content of 0.21 percent — or nearly three times the legal limit for driving — must be sentenced to 10 days in jail.
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  • North Dakota's House has endorsed a measure that would require jail time for some first-time drunken driving offenders.
    The measure passed 80-14 Wednesday and now goes to the North Dakota Senate.
    The bill mandates that someone with a blood-alcohol content of 0.21 percent — or nearly three times the legal limit for driving — must be sentenced to 10 days in jail. Some of the sentence could be suspended, meaning that the offender might only spend a day behind bars.
    The measure also increases fines and penalties and requires probation for repeat offenders.

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