Senate Approves Change To Arkansas Drunk Driving Law

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LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) – The Arkansas Senate has advanced a change to the state’s driving while intoxicated law that may prevent a more than $50 million loss in federal highway funds.

The Senate voted 25-6 on Wednesday (May 27) in favor of a proposal to make DWI an offense for which prosecutors do not have to prove intent. The measure would only apply to alcohol-related DWI offenses.

An earlier version of the proposal failed before a Senate panel on Tuesday (May 26).

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