Thursday, June 30, 2011

Patriot Ledger Editorial Supports Senator Hedlund's Efforts to Curb Drunk Driving

Assistant Senate Minority Leader Robert Hedlund is continuing his fight to strengthen the Commonwealth’s drunk driving laws.

In this current legislative session, Senator Hedlund has written a bill, Senate 1746, which requires first time OUI offenders to install an ignition interlock device in their car to prevent the operation of the motor vehicle while the driver is under the influence. This is a continuation of Senator Hedlund’s efforts to strengthen Melanie’s Law, the state's drunk driving laws, which was originally passed in October of 2005.

Last session Senator Hedlund spearheaded efforts to close Melanie’s Law loopholes, a cause he champions and his constituency overwhelmingly supports. Be sure to check out yesterday's Patriot Ledger editorial supporting Senator Hedlund’s efforts to curb drunk driving in Massachusetts.