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Drake’s law heads over to Gov. Dayton

ST. PAUL -- Senators unanimously voted Wednesday to increase some criminal vehicular homicide penalties.The action comes after the House also made the decision without opposition to establish a 15-year maximum prison term for people convicted of ...

ST. PAUL -- Senators unanimously voted Wednesday to increase some criminal vehicular homicide penalties.
The action comes after the House also made the decision without opposition to establish a 15-year maximum prison term for people convicted of criminal vehicle homicide after also being convicted of a similar offense or for 1st or 2nd degree drunken driving in the past decade.
The bill is named for 5-month-old Drake Bigler, who died in a 2012 traffic accident when a motorist charged with being drunk hit his family’s van.
His father Minnesota State University basketball coach Brad Bigler, was seriously injured in the wreck.
The bill now heads to Gov. Mark Dayton for his signature.

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