>> Lawmakers Try for Tougher Punishment for Repeat DUI Drivers
(Harrisburg, PA) -- The state House of Representatives has approved a measure designed to create stronger penalties for drivers who have several DUI convictions. The bill calls for higher penalties for multi-offenders who have higher blood-alcohol content levels when they're tested. It also aims to guarantee that fourth DUI offenders get their sentences raised to a second-degree felony level. The bill passed 168-32, and now passes to the state Senate for consideration.