Rep. Marcus Brandon Wants To Close DWI Loophole

10:53 PM, Aug 16, 2012   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Earlier this week, we told you about Lance Snyder who's been convicted of DWI nine times, including 30 years ago when he killed three people in a drunk driving crash.

But that's not the end of the story.

We also found Snyder's most recent DWI charges, one in 2011 and another in 2012, are misdemeanors because a loophole in the law only allows consideration his background for the last 10 years.

The problem with that is Snyder's been in prison for most of that period of time. And he's collected eight DWI convictions before his latest prison stay.

State Representative Marcus Brandon says he's drafting a bill that will allow judges to look at drunk a driver's entire criminal record, no matter what.

He says the current law treats DWI's differently than other felonies where he says a violator's entire record is always considered to press charges and during sentencing.

We've also talked to a chief resource officer with the state conference of district attorneys.

She's offered to join us in challenging lawmakers to close the loopholes.

She even offered to help construct a bill.

We'll stay on top of the lawmaking process to see if our state will close this loophole.

WFMY News2

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