HB 25 – Impaired Driving Law Revisions

HB 25 – Impaired Driving Law Revisions

Primary House Sponsor: Rep. Mike Clampitt (R-Haywood, Jackson, Swain)

Summary

This bill seeks to revise the definition of the term “offense involving impaired driving” to include the offense of driving while license revoked for impaired driving.

This bill also makes the following modifications to the grossly aggravating factors (which are used to determine which level of punishment is required by law) listed in the GS 20-179:

  • specifies that each revocation in effect at the time of the offense as a separate grossly aggravating factor
  • specifies that each person seriously injured by the defendant’s impaired driving is a separate grossly aggravating factor
  • specifies that each minor, mentally impaired, or physically disabled person in the vehicle at the time of the offense is a separate grossly aggravating factor

Movement

Filed – 1/28/2021

This bill was referred to the following House Committees:

-Judiciary 2

-Rules, Calendar, Operations

 
 

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