Mayor Gray wants more jail time for drunk drivers
Mayor Vincent Gray of Washington, D.C. wants stricter sentences for drivers whose intoxication levels are more than twice the legal limit. According to The Washington Examiner, Mayor Gray has introduced a bill that would implement a mandatory sentence of at least 10 days in jail for drivers who register a blood-alcohol level of .20 percent or higher.
The penalty for operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration of .25 percent or above would increase to a minimum of 15 days in jail. There has not been a date set for the bill to become law. The D.C. Council will begin a two-month recess on Friday.