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RALEIGH -- North Carolina is getting tougher on drunken drivers.
Monday Gov. Mike Easley signed the Motor Vehicle Driver Protection Act into law. It limits a judge's discretion to find DWI suspects not guilty.
It also forces prosecutors to document their reasons for dismissing DWI cases.
The bill also has tougher penalties on suspects who hurt or kill someone while driving drunk.
If you would like to see the bill you can visit the N.C. General Assembly web site.
This is a new law I can live with. I don't mind people drinking, but I do have a problem with people driving drunk. At that point you are putting someone else at risk and that is wrong.