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Governor Cuomo Proposes Tougher DWI Laws

Tougher DWI laws could be on their way to New York state. The governor proposed stricter penalties during his State of the State address on Wednesday.

Cuomo proposed revoking drivers licenses for five years for drivers with two drunk-driving convictions in a three-year period and full revocation of drivers licenses for those with three convictions.

Under current law, two DWIs within 10 years leads to a minimum one-year suspension.

"Every kind of resource we've tried with them we're still having them on the road. This is an attempt to get at those hard-core, repeat offenders. And I think the short description is I think it's worth a try if it saves a few lives this year," said Broome County District Attorney Gerald Mollen (D).

"What this is adding is, it's adding a significant time where you're going to lose your license. So I certainly hope that it has that affect," said Tom Jackson, Partner at Jackson and Bergman, LLP.

Mollen says education and enforcement have helped lower drunk driving overall among first-time offenders.

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