Missouri Legislature Looking to Revise DWI Laws…Again

This time, it’s all about money. Wait, isn’t that what it’s always about?

A Missouri senate committee has approved a measure to increase the time a first-time DWI offender loses their license to protect federal highway funding. Currently, the license suspension period is a minimum of 30 days. The new law would increase the license revocation to six weeks and make it harder for certain repeat offenders to apply for a hardship license.

In addition, the law would increase community service hours for repeat offenders.

No surprise, the proposed law will preserve millions of dollars in federal funding for highway projects by keeping Missouri in line with federal DWI laws.