Bill calls for harsher DUI penalties

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Rhode Island Senate has approved harsher penalties for those convicted of “driving to endanger” and “drunk driving.”

Under the new legislation, penalties would increase when a victim dies or becomes injured as a result of the offenses. It also creates a new criminal offense, “driving under the influence, resulting in personal injury.”

The bill will now move on to the House for consideration.

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