Monday, August 31, 2009

Blow Hard

A new DWI breath test law that will take effect tonight at midnight imposing stricter penalties for drunk driving offenses. During the last legislative session lawmakers increased the sentence to a mandatory 1 year license suspension for those that will not submit to a breath test, up from the previous law of 6 month suspension. Additionally, if a person refuses more than one breath test within 5 years, the driver's license will be automatically suspended for 2 years. Perhaps not so coincidentally, the law takes effect just in time for Labor Day weekend. For more information, click here.

Photo by Oregon DOT

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