Howard Dean helps to close the Democratic National
Convention in Denver; Vermont State Police to work with
three other states this weekend to go after drunk drivers;
Students head back to Vermont’s colleges and universities; A New York
State Trooper was shot in the hand during a struggle last night in the Adirondacks.
Inspired by a Swanton teenager’s death last year, the
Vermont House has approved a much tougher approach to drunken driving. The owner of a car could be held responsible if he
let an impaired driver use it.
VPR’s Bob Kinzel reports.
Congressman Peter Welch says he’s going to push this
afternoon for more oversight of contractors working overseas for the U.S.
government; the maple sugaring season is slowing down around the state, and in
some places it’s already over; more…
Several hundred people traveled to the Statehouse yesterday and asked lawmakers to crack down on repeat drunk drivers.
The group was motivated by the death of a Swanton
teenager last November. The student was killed by a car that was traveling the
wrong way on Interstate 89.
The driver was a repeat DUI offender, and he’s been
charged with being drunk in this case.