Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ward Pushes Joey's Law

State Representative John Ward has introduced Joey's law.  It is named after Joey Jordan, a Pequot Lakes High School student who was killed by a repeat drunk driver.

Ward tells KLKS News, in other state's it is referred to as the 24/7 sobriety program.  He says it requires offenders to go to the jail every day for a Breathalyzer test.  If passed the individual can go on with his or her daily routine.  If not, a short jail stay is ordered.

Representative Ward says the cost is borne by the individual and not the state.  He says states that have the law have seen a reduction in jail time, DWI incidents and injuries.

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