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Senate approves ignition locks after 2nd DUI

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Senate has approved stiffer penalties for multiple convictions of driving under the influence.

The changes apply to anyone convicted of 2 DUIs within any 5-year period.

House Bill 407 would lengthen the time those offenders must use a breath-test lock on their car ignition in order to have driving privileges. Multiple offenders now must go 120 days without a valid license. Then, they can get a probationary license for eight months, provided their car ignition is connected to a device that tests a driver's blood-alcohol content before starting. The revised law would leave the 120-day minimum suspension in place and increase the probationary period to one year.

Because of Senate changes, the bill must return to the House for further consideration.

Lawmakers adjourn for the year on Thursday.

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