Three legislators in Virginia plan to introduce a series of
bills that would toughen the state’s drunken driving laws, The Richmond Times
Dispatch reported Dec. 16.
Delegates Robert F. McDonnell, R-Virginia Beach; David B. Albo,
R-Fairfax; and Robert B. Bell, R-Albemarle – all of whom are members of the House
Courts of Justice Committee – talked about 15 proposed bills during a news
conference held at the Capitol building in Richmond.
The plan, the
newspaper said, would increase penalties for driving drunk, target repeat
offenders and change provisions of the state’s law that allow people convicted
of drunken drivers avoid current penalties.
Both political parties in the state say they will target
drunken driving during the upcoming legislative session, The Times Dispatch