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Drunk Drivers Branded

February 15, 2000
By: Tammara Porter
State Capital Bureau

If a St. Louis Area Representative gets her way, the cars of some drunk drivers will be branded for all to see. Tammara Porter has more of that story from Jefferson City.

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St. Charles Representative Cindy Ostmann has presented a bill requiring repeat DWI offenders to have a Repeat Offender sticker on their car.

Ostmann says Missouri needs to send the message that it will not tolerate this crime anymore.

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OutCue: THEIR PRVILEGE
Contents: OSTMANN SAYS DRIVING IS A PRIVILEGE NOT A RIGHT. THAT PRIVILEGE CAN BE TAKEN AWAY.

Ostmann says hopefully the mandatory labeling will be embarrassing enough to discourage drunk driving. From the state capital, I'm Tammara Porter.

By: Tammara Porter

State Capital Bureau

.08 legislation is on target for social drinkers but a St.Louis Area Representative says it misses the mark for repeat drunk drivers. Tammara Porter has more on that story from Jefferson City.

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St. Charles Representative Cindy Ostmann has presented a bill requiring repeat drunk driving offenders to put a sticker on their license plate.

States like Minnesota and Ohio already have similar laws in action.

Ostmann says it's now Missouri's time to step up.

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OutCue: HABITUAL DRINKER
Contents: OSTMANN SAYS MISSOURI HASN'T DONE MUCH IN THE PAST TO COMBAT THE HABITUAL DRUNK DRIVER. THAT IS WHY THIS BILL IS SO NEW TO THE STATE.

Ostmann says the sticker is there to caution other drivers to be aware of a possible drunk driving situation. From the state capital, I'm Tammara Porter.