Nixon said he will ask legislative leaders this week to change the state's laws on DWI by spring, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Monday.
He and others called for reforms in response to a story Sunday in the Post-Dispatch that revealed a culture of deal-cutting in St. Louis-area courts handling DWI cases.
The newspaper reported that some repeat offenders are among those avoiding conviction for DWI or related charges.
Nixon said the system "is allowing offenders to get driving privileges back and not to be held accountable for their actions."
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Nixon calls for tougher drunk driving laws
Gov. Jay Nixon is asking for something to be done about a plague that has affected Missouri ever since the automobile came into existence- deals that allow drunk drivers to remain on the road: