Lawmakers Debate Bill to Crack Down on Repeat OUI Offenders

AUGUSTA - A public hearing was held Monday for a bill that looks to crack down on drivers convicted of operating under the influence, more than once.

 

Current Maine law will charge a drunk driver as a repeat offender if there is a prior conviction from the last ten years.

 

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Tim Marks (D), aims to expand that 'look back' time to 15 years.

 

 

Over 150,000 people have been convicted of operating under the influence in Maine over the last 3 decades.

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Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.

For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.

When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.

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