Drunk Driving Bills Headed For Governor's Desk


Friday, May 20th 2011, 10:36 pm
By: News 9


News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A pair of bills designed to crackdown on drunk driving are headed to Gov. Mary Fallin's desk for signature.

The Erin Swezey Act, named after an OSU student killed by a drunk driver in 2009, requires those convicted of a DUI to use an interlock device similar to a breathalyzer every time they start their car.

The words "Interlock Required" will also be stamped on their licenses.

If signed, the bill known as Cody's Law will permit large fines to be levied against those caught allowing underage drink while at their homes.

Violators will be fined and could even be sentenced to up to five years behind bars.

Cody Greenhaw died in 2004 after going to a party.

He had drugs and alcohol in his system.