DWI bid to decriminalize ‘sleeping it off’ narrowly fails
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A key House committee narrowly rejected legislation Tuesday to permit someone to avoid drunken or drugged driving charges if they got into the passenger or back seat of a car to sleep it off.

The measure would carve out an exemption to the operating under the influence laws to allow someone who is impaired enough to be over the legal limit to escape prosecution by getting into the car — as long as it’s not behind the wheel.

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