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Anti-drunk Driving Bill Passes Both Chambers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Some people with a first-time drunken driving offense would be required to install an ignition lock device on their car under a bill approved by the Oklahoma House and
Senate.

The Erin Elizabeth Swezey Act passed the Senate 43-0 and the House 94-2 on Thursday. It awaits Gov. Mary Fallin's signature. The bill is named after Swezey, a 20-year-old Edmond woman who was killed by a drunken driver.

Under the measure, anyone who has their license revoked because of drunk driving and refuses to submit to tests or has a blood alcohol concentration of .15 must have an interlock installed on
their ignition for 18 months. A second revocation would require the lock be installed for four
years. A third conviction requires it for five years.

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