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Russia opposes DUI car confiscation

Dec. 25, 2012 at 3:26 PM

MOSCOW, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The Russian government opposes confiscation of cars but supports increased jail time for convicted drunken drivers, the government press service said.

A bill in the State Duma to take away vehicles does not have administrative support -- the government response to the proposed legislation specifically mentioning the Russian cabinet "does not support this bill."

However, the government recently supported a bill increasing the possible maximum sentence -- from seven years to 10 years -- for convicted drunken drivers who strike pedestrians, the Russian news agency ITAR-Tass reported Tuesday.

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