Second Chance for DUI Violators

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SPRINGFIELD - People with four or more drunken driving convictions will be able to get a restricted driving permit if they can prove they've been drug or alcohol free for at least three years.

Governor Bruce Rauner signed the bill into law Thursday. The new law allows people qualified to apply for the restricted driving permit five years after revocation or release from imprisonment.

Those who receive a permit must use an ignition interlock device in their vehicles. If the person is convicted of yet another DUI, the permit will be revoked and the person will never be able receive a restricted permit again.

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