House Advances Moul Bill to Enhance Penalties for Repeat DUI Offenders Whose Actions Result in Death
‘Angies Law’ now headed to Senate

HARRISBURG – Today the House gave overwhelming approval to “Angie’s Law,” legislation sponsored by Rep. Dan Moul (R-Adams/Franklin) that would crack down on repeat DUI offenders convicted of vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 
House Bill 1733 is known as Angie’s Law in memory of 33-year-old Angela Marie Rigby of Fairfield who was killed by a drunk driver nearly two years ago in Adams County. Rigby’s car was hit broadside on Route 30 in Franklin Township by a Ford Explorer driven by 27-year-old Brandon Zirk of Waynesboro. Zirk, who was determined to be driving under the influence at the time of the crash, had been convicted of DUI just the year before.

“Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a senseless and preventable crime that is proven to have tragic consequences,” said Moul. “My bill will strengthen penalties for anyone who intentionally causes the death of another by choosing to drive while impaired.”

House Bill 1733 will grade the offense as a felony of first degree for any repeat DUI offender convicted of vehicular homicide. Under Moul’s bill, convictions carry a mandatory minimum sentence of five years with consecutive five-year terms for each additional victim. Offenders will also have their Pennsylvania driving privileges revoked for life.

Moul’s bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.

Representative Dan Moul
91st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Donna Pinkham
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