Friday, November 6, 2009

Tougher DWI Penalty On Special Session Agenda

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2009_11_lean.jpg Governor Paterson will ask legislators to pass 'Leandra's Law,' which would make driving drunk with a passenger under 16 a felony. Last month, 11-year-old Leandra Rosado was killed when her friend's allegedly drunk mother crashed on the West Side Highway. Governor Paterson's spokeswoman said, 'Gov. Paterson is committed to stricter penalties for drunk drivers with children in the car, which is why he introduced a program bill on this issue on Aug. 13.' The Daily News notes, 'Though Paterson announced the bill in August, no one in the Legislature has even introduced it.'





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