New Proposed Pennsylvania Law in DUI Homicides

angieslawA new proposed Pennsylvania law in DUI homicides named “Angie’s Law”,  after 33 year old Angela Rigby, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2012, aims to punish multiple DUI offenders with a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison if they are involved in a DUI fatality.

The law would require anyone convicted of a past DUI and then involved in a fatal DUI accident to spend at least 5 years in prison and loose their driver’s license for life.  Under current Pennsylvania DUI laws, offenders do not face as much jail time, even when their accident proves fatal.

In depth information on the proposed DUI law, along with the law’s full text can be found on the Pennsylvania General Assembly website.  

 

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