I reported last week about a legal loophole that allowed for a DUI offender not to be convicted for a second time since her first conviction had not happened yet. Apparently, this is an issue in many states.
This week, PA representative Seth Grove’s bill was approved by a state House of Representatives Committee. The bill allows people arrested for a second DUI to be considered repeat offenders even if they have yet to receive their first conviction.
There are many supporters of this bill, including the PA chapter of MADD. Ultimately, it will keep roads safer and make people more accountable for their actions.
The bill has yet to be approved by the PA House and Senate. Following the possible approval, the bill will be sent to Governor Ed Rendell.
[Source: York Dispatch]