Senate passes bill lowering threshold for felony DUI to 3 from 4 prior offenses

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OLYMPIA, Washington — The Senate has unanimously passed a measure that would make it a felony charge to drive under the influence when the driver has three prior offenses within 10 years.

The bill passed the chamber early Friday morning and now heads to the House for consideration. Under current law, a DUI is a felony only if there are four or more prior offenses within 10 years.

The bill is a recommendation from a work group created by a measure signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee in 2013 which toughened impaired driving laws in Washington after a spate of fatal crashes.

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