– Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) is pushing his colleagues to take up Senate Bill 773
, which recently was approved in a bipartisan fashion by the Senate.
Senate Bill 773 lengthens the sentences for repeat DUI offenders and requires offenders to wear a Continual Alcohol Monitor (CAM) after their fourth offense. Quinn introduced a similar bill in the House, House Bill 1821
, and now wants to move forward on the version that has already cleared the Senate.
Sen. Tom Killion, the prime sponsor of Senate Bill 773, worked with Quinn on the bills after meeting with the family of Deana Eckman, who was killed by a drunk driver in Upper Chichester. It was the driver’s sixth DUI.
“Tragedies like Deana’s are shocking, and simply shouldn’t happen,” Quinn said. “It is truly a shame that someone can continually have disregard for other people and recklessly get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Repeat offenders have clearly not learned any lessons and need to be treated more harshly under the law. I am glad that the majority of the Senate agrees with me and I hope my colleagues in the House will join them.”
The bill has not yet been assigned to committee in the House.
Representative Chris Quinn
168th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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