Harsher DUI Penalty Bill | VideoJennifer Joas | 2/1/2013
The bill would require drivers to have a marked license, prohibiting the sale of alcohol, to have ignition interlocks on their vehicles and have longer license suspensions for violations.
The Deutscher family testified about losing their son, daughter-in-law and grandchild to a drunk driving accident.
"Words cannot describe the sadness we feel every day. It is the responsibility of each of us as North Dakota citizens to recognize we have a very important role in changing society`s attitude about driving drunk," said Arlene Deutscher.
Drunk driving fatalities increased by 19 from 2011 to 2012, while nationwide the numbers decreased.