Pa. lawmaker calls for habitual DUI registry

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Pennsylvania lawmaking is proposing legislation to create a registry of habitual drunk drivers and a database of people who wouldn’t be allowed to buy wine and liquor.

State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone (D-Berks) said House Bill 1441 would create the Pennsylvania Habitual DUI Offender Registry. People convicted of five or more DUIs, within 20 years prior to enactment, would have to register.

The measure would also apply to convictions for boating under the influence.

A second proposal, House Bill 1439, would create the Persons Not to Consume Alcohol Database in Pennsylvania. The database would be used by state liquor store employees to deny alcohol purchases to habitual DUI offenders.

Everyone who purchases liquor or wine from a state store would have to present ID so that the clerk could check for their name in the database.

People in recovery could elect to exclude themselves from purchasing alcohol from state stores.

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