Criminal Background Checks for Drunk Drivers

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has approved a bill requiring people with multiple drunken driving convictions to undergo criminal background checks before getting their license reinstated.

Under current law, a driver with two or more DUI convictions must wait 10 years after the latest conviction to ask for a new license.

The Senate bill would require proof that the person has not been convicted of a crime involving drugs or alcohol in that 10-year period. Convicted drivers would have to submit two sets of fingerprints and pay the cost of the background checks.

The measure now goes to the House.


Background checks bill is SB893

Link Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov

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