Tougher DUI laws could be on the way
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
TALLAHASSEE (AP) - A state lawmaker is pushing a plan that would give Florida one of the toughest DUI laws in the country.
The proposed legislation would hit repeat drunk drivers with a minimum two-year jail sentence instead of the current 30 days in jail if they're convicted of a fourth DUI.
Representative Gayle Harrell, a Republican from Stuart, is sponsoring the bill. Harrell's plan also includes boating under the influence. Any combination of operating a boat or vehicle under the influence would count toward the minimum jail sentence.
Her bill comes up for its first review in a House committee this week.