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Young Drunken Drivers May Be Visiting Morgue

September 07, 1990| Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Visits to the morgue can be part of the punishment for young drunken drivers under a law signed by Gov. James R. Thompson.

Thompson on Wednesday approved legislation that allows judges to decide whether drunken drivers under age 21 should be forced to visit morgues and hospitals to see the bodies of people killed in alcohol-related accidents.

"It will leave a lasting impression on young offenders and holds the promise of reducing drinking and driving," the governor said in a statement.

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