CT lawmakers urged to strengthen state drunk driving laws

Legislators in Hartford are being pushed to strengthen the state's drunk driving laws.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) says despite all the efforts, state drunk driving laws are still not strong enough because people keep committing the offense.

Former Lt. Governor Kevin Sullivan led a task force backed by MADD and the attorney general. All testified before the Public Safety Committee Thursday urging it to pass a bill that would give police departments more resources. In addition, the bill would create tougher penalties for those caught driving under the influence by increasing fines, imprisonment and community service.

A public hearing on the bill is scheduled for Friday.

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