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A law taking effect Jan. 1, 2016 gives first-time DWI offenders the chance to apply for a limited driver's license.

But some say the new law doesn’t go far enough.

For years, New Hampshire had imposed a mandatory minimum 90-day license suspension for anyone convicted of drunk driving.

Now, first-time DWI offenders can, for a $50 fee, petition a judge for a restricted license that would allow them to drive only to work, school, doctor’s appointments, or to a rehabilitation program.

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Police and defense attorneys now have a second list of officers who – for more than two years- may not have been properly certified to give breath tests.

We examine the issues raised in a recent Union Leader series on Drunk Driving!   Despite decades of attention, the series found major problems still exist: repeat offenders still getting behind the wheel,  and the newer concern over people driving under other influences, especially prescription drugs.  We’ll look at the issues raised and solutions offered from tougher laws to more treatment.  

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