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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

'Wasted' years: Mo. bill would increase time for fatal DUI wrecks

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A Platte City legislator wants to increase the penalty for drunk drivers who kill. Under a bill from State Rep. Nick Marshall, the maximum penalty for DUI involuntary manslaughter would climb from 15 to 30 years if the defendant has a previous conviction for drunken driving, the AP writes.

And the bill would require people with DUI convictions to buy more insurance.

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