Mo. Senate Backs Checks of Some Drunken Drivers

6 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Friday, April 27 2012 Apr 27, 2012 Friday, April 27, 2012 11:22:07 AM CDT April 27, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Senate has approved a bill requiring people with multiple drunken driving convictions to undergo criminal background checks before getting their license reinstated.

Under current law, a driver with two or more DUI convictions must wait 10 years after the latest conviction to ask for a new license.

The Senate bill would require proof that the person has not been convicted of a crime involving drugs or alcohol in that 10-year period. Convicted drivers would have to submit two sets of fingerprints and pay the cost of the background checks.

The measure now goes to the House.

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