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Stiffest drunk-driving penalties from around the world

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American impaired-driving laws are similar to those in Canada but penalties in the U.S. justice system can be much tougher.An Ohio judge in 2007 sentenced Jess R. Brown to 16 1/2 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to his 19th and 20th DUI offences, the maximum allowed by state law. The judge said it was the worst DUI record she'd ever seen.Brown apparently pleaded for leniency, saying he needed treatment, not punishment. But the judge said Brown, whose first DUI conviction was in 1977, had plenty of chances to seek help.Related links:Find out drunk driving laws for your province from BingFind out other drunk-driving penalties around the world from Bing
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