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US legislation for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs with a child

In Providence County, Rhode Island, Lawmakers have passed legislation to increase the penalty for being convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs with a child in the vehicle. State Sen. Maryellen Goodwin, a Providence Democrat, and Rep. Robert Nardolillo, a Coventry Republican, sponsored the legislation, which was approved by the General Assembly in June. The legislation adds an immediate license suspension and fine for a first offense. A subsequent conviction would become a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, license suspension, fines and other penalties.

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