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BISMARCK -- Penalties for multiple offenses for driving under the influence would increase and the state's 24/7 sobriety program would be used more often under a bill passed Tuesday.


Senate Bill 2240 would make a second or third DUI offense in a seven-year period a class A misdemeanor and a fourth or subsequent offense a class C felony regardless of the time between offenses.

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