Dewhurst Seeks Study on Intoxication Manslaughter Sentences

In his latest interim charge, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Thursday directed the Senate Criminal Justice Committee to study sentencing in cases of intoxication manslaughter.

"Having lost my own father to a drunk driver in my youth, I have a particular interest in this issue because I know the devastation it causes," Dewhurst, who is currently seeking re-election, said in a press release. "I am wholeheartedly committed to the safety of our citizens and believe that recent cases indicate existing sentencing options may leave justice undone." 

Dewhurst directed the committee to focus on cases in which adults and juvenile offenders ...

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