A new law, approved by Ohio House lawmakers this week, aims to stop DUI offenders from getting behind the wheel drunk and putting lives in danger on the road.
The law is called “Annie’s Law.”
Annie Rooney, born and raised in Cincinnati, was hit and killed by a drunk driver on July 4, 2013, while she rode her bike in Chillicothe. View the full story here: ‘Annie’s Law’ intended to keep DUI offenders from driving drunk again
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed measures on Thursday that will change how drunk drivers are punished and how police are disciplined as well as another that dramatically shifts how the criminal justice system deals with nonviolent drug offenders.
Experts and law enforcement officers will gather Monday in Portland to discuss how to improve highway safety as more drivers get behind the wheel after using marijuana and other drugs.
House lawmakers sent Gov. Bruce Rauner legislation on Wednesday to decriminalize marijuana across Illinois, meaning people caught with small amounts of marijuana would be fined instead of receiving jail time. View the full story here: Rauner gets new marijuana decriminalization bill
Virginia is making changes to its anti-drunken driving ignition interlock program.
Ignition interlock devices require drivers to blow into them to start their cars to determine whether they have had too much to drink. View the full story here: Virginia to Require Cameras With Ignition Interlock Devices