Annie's Law to Take Effect This Week


A new state law related to drunk driving is coming soon that is named after a young woman who worked as a lawyer here in Chillicothe. 

In the past, OVI offenders in Ohio had their driver's license suspended, but it didn't physically stop some from getting behind the wheel. That changes later this week when "Annie's law" takes effect. 

Back in July of 2013, Annie Rooney was killed in a crash. The woman that hit her had three drunk driving convictions. 

The law will reduce a 12-month license suspension period by half for first offenders if they use the system. The systems are breathalyzers that prevent a car from starting if the driver is over the limit.


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