Edmonds lawmaker wants higher fees for DUI offenses


State Rep. Marko Liias says he wants to charge drunken drivers a higher fee and use the money to crack down on repeat offenders, according to The Seattle Times, a My Edmonds News online news partner.

Liias, D-Edmonds, is lead sponsor of a bill that would increase the fee imposed on people convicted, sentenced to a lesser charge or given a deferred prosecution for driving under the influence, vehicular homicide or vehicular assault, the Times sad.

Under House Bill 1167, the state fee would increase from $125 to $200, and a portion of the extra money would be used to fund state grants aimed at reducing car accidents caused by drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read the entire Times article here.

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