A man accused of
killing a teenager in a drunken driving crash will be back in court today, this
time to changed his plea to charges stemming from a crash last November that
killed a teenager from West
The chairman of
the Judiciary Committee in the Vermont House says he’d like lawmakers to
consider lowering the threshold at which a driver is drunk behind the wheel
from a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent to a lowest-in-the-nation .05.
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.