Tag: drunk driving
Alcohol-impaired drivers killed 10,265 people across the nation in 2015. Among those lost was Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta. Just 24 years old, he was killed by the exact crime he was trying to protect us from—struck by a driver under the influence during a traffic stop of a suspected impaired driver.Read More
Amid a sea of Maryland state-flag neckties and toddlers in suits, legislators of the Maryland General Assembly were gaveled in for the first day of the 2016 session. Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. and House Speaker Michael Busch, both Democrats, were reinstated in their leadership positions. It is Miller’s 30th legislative session as president, the longest-serving presiding officer in any U.S. legislature. Miller, 73, is now also the longest-serving member of the Maryland General Assembly, first elected to the House of Delegates in 1970.Read More
Two different bills that expand the ignition interlock program to keep drunk drivers off the road passed both the Senate and the House of Delegates on Thursday morning, setting the stage for an end-of-session showdown.Read More
Senate committee approves medical marijuana use, ignition locking for drunk drivers and deadline for governor’s commutations
In a marathon voting session on almost 50 bills to meet a Tuesday deadline for action , the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Thursday approved:
? the use of medical marijuana overseen by a new commission;
? mandatory ignition locking devices for almost all people convicted of drunk driving;
? a new 180-day deadline for the governor to act on parole board recommendations commuting the sentences for prisoners who had served more than 25 years of their life terms.Read More
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