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Washington State Senate votes to approve DUI "look-back" bill


February 27, 2020

OLYMPIA—On Wednesday, February 19, the Washington State Senate voted 45-3 to approve Sen. Mike Padden’s bill to extend the “look-back” in DUI cases, allowing courts to consider convictions over the preceding 15 years when preparing to hand down a sentence.

Padden urged the House of Representatives to follow the Senate’s lead in protecting citizens from repeat DUI offenders.

“While I am glad to see my colleagues in the Senate advance this legislation, it’s time for our friends in the House to step up,” said Padden, R-Spokane Valley.

“We have seen one shocking story after an...

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