N.J. toughens drunken driving penalties for those who kill

No more short stints in jail for drunk drivers who kill people in New Jersey. Gov. Chris Christie on Friday signed a bill that requires a prison sentence of at least three years for drunk drivers convicted of homicide. Known as Ralph and David’s Law, the measure creates a new crime – third-degree strict liability homicide – for causing a death by driving a car or operating a boat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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