Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Senator Hedlund's Bill to Crack Down on Repeat Drunk Drivers Being Heard Today

Assistant Senate Minority Leader Robert Hedlund's bill relative to ignition interlock devices (SB 1746) is being heard before the Joint Committee on Transportation today at 1 p.m. in Room B-1. Hedlund is pictured above with Ron Bersani, the grandfather of Melanie Powell, whose death at the hands of a repeat drunk driver led to the passage of Melanie's Law in 2005 (photo by Amelia Kunhardt of the Patriot Ledger). Be sure to check out the Patriot Ledger's recent article detailing the intent of the ignition interlock legislation, which imposes additional tough penalties for drunk driving.