DWI laws toughen in New York State 2007-2008
Updated: 9/10/2007 6:58 AM
By: Bonyen Lee
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HENRIETTA, N.Y. -- Law enforcement workers have one more piece of legislation on their side when it comes to the fight against drunk drivers. Governor Eliot Spitzer signed a new piece of legislation that will make it easier to stop recurring DWI offenders.
"For any family who has kids particularly when they go off to college and you have that empty nest syndrome, well we had that the day Matthew was killed," Mothers Against Drunk Drivers organizer Paul Kato said.
A drunk driver killed Matthew Kato three years ago. That's what makes his father Paul take part in these events to benefit MADD.
While Paul runs in the MADD Dash, lawmakers are making it tougher for DWI offenders to repeat their crimes.