Drunk driving law in honor of Abbas family faces repeal effort in Congress

A law made in honor of a Wayne County family killed by a drunk driver might be repealed.

A law named in honor of a Wayne County family killed by a drunk driver is facing an uncertain future as it is facing a repeal effort in Congress.

A bill filed on July 27 has a single line trying to repeal a mandatory drunk driving technology from a bipartisan infrastructure law.

The author of the bill is South Dakota U.S. Senator Mike Rounds. Local 4 reached out to the senator but hasn’t received a comment.

Michigan U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell introduced the legislation in 2019.

To learn more about the bill, watch the story in the video player above.

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