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Permits for DUI Offenders

Updated: Thursday, May 15 2014, 10:57 AM CDT

ILLINOIS -- A bill that would grant repeat offenders a ristricted driving permit passed a house committee Wednesday.

The goal is to get past offenders, who have turned their lives around, back to work.

It has the support of an anti-drunk organization, but there are several strick restrictions attached to the plan.

One representative with the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists tells us many people make mistakes in life and genuinely try to move past them.

"Let's say in your teens when you weren't supposed to be drinking or in your 20s and you were in college, that you got a DUI or two DUIs because you made some really bad decisions. And here you are now, in your 40s and 50s and have not had another DUI and you've changed your life and can't even get to work now."

Under the bill, those with revoked licenses could only apply for the restricted permits 5 years after their last revocation.

They would need to prove 3 years sobriety, complete treatment programs, and install a permanent breathalyzer in their vehicle.

Permits for DUI Offenders

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