Senator Kissel Asked to Meet with Lt. Governor to Help Strengthen State’s Drunk Driving Law Enforcement

July 21, 2006

State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) has been invited by Lieutenant Governor Kevin B. Sullivan to attend a working group to be held this Tuesday July 25th to discuss proposals aimed at strengthening Connecticut’s enforcement of its drunk driving laws. Others invited to attend the meeting include officials from the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Chief State’s Attorney’s office, and local chiefs of police.

“I would like to thank Lt. Governor Sullivan for his initiative in organizing this meeting on drunk driving law enforcement and for inviting me to take part. We need to see if our state laws regarding penalties for drunk driving while uninsured and our license revocation procedures need to be revised and enhanced,” said Senator Kissel. “I am hopeful that we can generate some new initiatives that streamline the current process and ensure that those who needlessly put innocent men, women, and children in great peril are properly prosecuted and punished.”

“Recently, Lt. Governor Sullivan spoke to several State Troopers and became convinced that the current process does not enforce the state’s drunk driving laws as effectively as it could,” continued Senator Kissel. “I am happy to do whatever I can to help make Connecticut a safer place for everyone who uses our roads and highways.”

Senator Kissel is the Ranking Senator on the Judiciary Committee and represents the seventh district communities of East Granby, Enfield, Granby, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, and Windsor Locks.