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2 drunken driving bills awaiting votes in Illinois House

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Two bills that would affect motorists with repeat drunken driving convictions are awaiting final votes in the Illinois House.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/1JCl853 ) one bill would require offenders with at least two convictions to have a device measure their blood alcohol level before they can start their vehicles for at least five years. The legislation was inspired by a 17-year-old Elgin girl who was killed in a drunken driving crash in 2003. The state runs the ignition device program.

The other measure would allow offenders with four or more drunken driving convictions to apply for a restricted driving permit. Those who apply must prove they are alcohol and drug free for at least three years and have the ignition devices installed in their vehicles.

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