Bill would create restricted licenses

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Senate committee has passed a bill that would allow some people who can't drive because of DUI convictions to receive restricted licenses so they can get to work or school.

Sen. Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, is sponsoring Senate Bill 147. He says he knows of a constituent who struggled with substance abuse as a young man and had his license revoked several times. Despite being clean for at least five years, he had to rely on co-workers to get to his job.

Hillyard says the bill is meant to help people like that man.

Applicants for the restricted license would have to submit a letter from a doctor saying they've been clean for the past three years. If they violate any motor vehicle law or get in an accident, they wouldn't be able to get the limited license again.


Information from: Deseret News

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