ND House votes to hike DUI penalties

House Bill 1302, which increases the penalties for driving under the influence, passed by an 80-14 vote.

Under HB1302, a first conviction for DUI would be a Class B misdemeanor. The penalty would be a Class A misdemeanor for a second offense and a Class C felony for subsequent convictions.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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