New Law Would Designate DWI Conviction on Drivers License
Is big brother becoming bigger and more brotherly?
Oklahoma City, OK
A state lawmaker wants anyone with a drunk driving conviction to have it noted on their driver’s license.
Democratic Rep. Scott Inman of Del City says the measure would reduce the number of alcohol-related deaths by putting bars and nightclubs on notice that the person has a history of drinking and driving while intoxicated.
Inman says the designation would remain on the license for up to four years. It would only be removed if the person received no additional drunk driving convictions during that time.
Inman says the problem of drinking and driving isn’t getting any better in the state. In 2005, 283 out of 802 total traffic fatalities were alcohol related — the highest number of alcohol-related traffic deaths since 1997.