Committee Approves Moul Bill to Enhance Penalties for Repeat DUIs
HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin) that would impose tougher penalties on those who repeatedly drive while intoxicated and who are involved in a DUI accident that results in a fatality.

House Bill 1733 stems from three-vehicle crash in Moul’s legislative district that claimed the life of a young mother. Angela Marie Rigby, 33, of Fairfield, was killed on Route 30 in Franklin Township in September 2012 when her vehicle was struck by a Ford Explorer, driven by 27-year-old Brandon Michael Zirk, 27, of Waynesboro. Zirk was convicted of DUI in Franklin County just the year before.

“DUI is a senseless crime that can quickly turn into a senseless tragedy,” said Moul. “My bill would strengthen the penalties for repeat DUI offenders, giving them a longer prison term and taking their driver’s license.”

Moul’s bill now goes to the full House for consideration. 

Representative Dan Moul
91st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Donna Pinkham
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