Missouri bill would require background checks for drunken drivers
Friday, April 27, 2012 | 7:28 a.m. CDT;
updated 9:18 a.m. CDT, Friday, April 27, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate has approved a bill requiring people with multiple drunken driving convictions to undergo criminal background checks before getting their license reinstated.
Under current law, a driver with two or more DUI convictions must wait 10 years after the latest conviction to ask for a new license.
The Senate bill would require proof that the person has not been convicted of a crime involving drugs or alcohol in that 10-year period. Convicted drivers would have to submit two sets of fingerprints and pay the cost of the background checks.
The measure now goes to the Missouri House of Representatives.
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