Passed bill would end shock probation in fatal DUI crashes

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A bill aimed at eliminating the option of shock probation for people convicted in fatal drunken driving crashes has cleared the Kentucky General Assembly.

The Senate voted 33-4 Wednesday for final passage of the bill, sending it to Gov. Matt Bevin.

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The legislation would prohibit shock probation if a defendant is convicted of drunken driving as well as second-degree manslaughter or reckless homicide stemming from a fatal crash.

The bill passed the House last month. Its lead sponsor is Republican state Rep. Robert Benvenuti III of Lexington.
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The legislation is House Bill 222.

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