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Mississippi gets tough on drunk drivers

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP 7 KNOE 8 News) - In Mississippi, Governor Phil Bryant is set to sign a bill aimed a strengthening laws against drunk driving.

The bill says when someone is convicted for a DUI for the first time his or her license will be suspended for 90 days.

Or, a judge could order a 30 day suspension and require them to use an ignition interlock device for 6 months. That device prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver has had alcohol.

A national group that represents Mississippi restaurants had urged Bryant to veto the bill saying it would be too expensive to enforce.

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