Lawmaker Proposes New Penalty for DWI's in Arkansas

Drunk DrivingWhen Arkansas jails become overcrowded, lesser offenders are typically released before the end of their jail sentence to make room for those who have committed more serious crimes. A state legislator wants to enact a law that would prohibit the early release of those convicted of felony driving while intoxicated in Arkansas.

Representative Dan Greenberg, from Little Rock, said his legislation stems from a woman found guilty of her tenth DWI in Arkansas and sentenced to a minimum 20 months in jail, yet she was released before serving twelve months. Greenberg said that someone with ten DWI arrests

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