I-Team: Gov. Patrick Signs Law To Close Loophole In Drunk Driving Law

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BOSTON (CBS) – Gov. Deval Patrick signed legislation Sunday closing a loophole in the state’s drunk driving law exposed by the I-Team.

The new law treats refusing a breathalyzer as a conviction if a driver receives a ruling of ‘continuance without a finding’ in court.

In the past, courts couldn’t use a driver’s refusal to take the test in making decisions about their license.

That helped some drunk drivers avoid more serious punishment.

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