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Tougher penalties for repeat DUI offenders

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Stiffer penalties could be coming for repeat DUI offenders in Georgia.

Tuesday, the Senate passed a bill that would require people convicted of two DUI offenses within 5 years to use a breath test ignition lock for a year. That's after going 120 days without a driver's license.

Dougherty County police say they're in favor of any law that protects motorists from drunk drivers. Capt. Tom Jackson said, "It's always a win for us, not only for us as law enforcement, but also for the victims out here and potentially any victims that can come down the roadway. If you can get these people off the roadway, that's the goal."

The bill now goes back to the House due to changes made in the Senate.

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