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Drink driving: Mandatory prison for high alcohol level, double jail time for causing death

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Modified 15 Jul 2020, 5:19 am
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PARLIAMENT | Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong today detailed some of the proposed amendments to the Road Transport Act 1987 that will see enhanced punishment for drink driving offenders.

Among the proposals include doubling the punishment against drunk drivers who cause death to up to 20 years imprisonment and imposing mandatory jail sentence for drivers in charge of a motor vehicle while exceeding the alcohol limit.

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