Driving under influence of alcohol; subsequent offenses, penalty. (HB1403)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Driving while intoxicated; subsequent offenses; penalty. Provides that a person who commits a third offense of driving while intoxicated within a 20-year period is guilty of a Class 6 felony and the punishment for a person who commits a fourth or subsequent offense within such period must include a mandatory minimum sentence of one year and a mandatory minimum fine of $1,000. Under current law, the relevant time period for applying enhanced penalties for subsequent offenses is 10 years. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


09/05/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100249D
09/05/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
09/06/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB1403)
01/06/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1403)
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice


Stephen writes:

This bill will do nothing to stop the crime. We need to know who these people are so we can report them before they kill someone, not afterwards. These people need to be on a public registry. If bell can't do it, then he needs to go.