Habitual Traffic Violator Law Advances To House

By Scott Sarvay

June 18, 2010 Updated Feb 2, 2010 at 6:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A bill that aims to tighten controls on suspects like Brian Mansfield has gotten unanimous approval in the Indiana Senate.

Mansfield is accused of causing a fatal crash near Woodburn in November with a blood alcohol level nearly five times the legal limit.

Senate Bill 221 passed the Senate Tuesday by a 50 to 0 vote.

It would set up additional monitoring of one-time habitual traffic violators, like Mansfield, in hopes of heading off drunk driving tragedies.

The bill will likely be tackled in the House in the next couple of weeks.

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