According to Q13 Fox News, a bill that would require harsher penalties for people convicted of felony-level offenses for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol has unanimously passed the House.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers of Washington State, in 2015, 149 people died from crashes related to drunk driving. That makes up more than 34-percent of all traffic deaths in the state of Washington. And MADD says that 2015 number increased by more than four-percent from 2014.
The bill will now be considered by the Senate.
A Class C felony has a maximum of five years in prison, a $10,000 fine or both.
A Class B felony has a maximum of 10 years in prison, $20,000 fine or both.
A DUI is a gross misdemeanor in existing law.