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Amended DWI Law Toughens Penalties For Repeat Offenders

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Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign an amendment to strengthen the state's drunk driving laws.

The measure would turn three drunk driving-related offenses within 15 years into a felony.

It calls for penalties of up to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

The measure is called "Vince's Law," after an upstate man who was killed by a driver with five previous drunk driving offenses.

The amendment would take effect November 1 and apply to any offenses after that.

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