Bill would immediately confiscate licenses of DUI offenders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Officers would be able to immediately confiscate licenses of drunken drivers under an administrative bill advancing in the Legislature.

Sen. Randy McNally, an Oak Ridge Republican, joined Senate Democratic Leader Jim Kyle of Memphis in carrying the measure for Gov. Phil Bredesen.

The bill unanimously passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The companion legislation has yet to be scheduled in the House Judiciary Committee.

Under the measure, a person would be issued a temporary permit for 90 days to allow the Department of Safety to determine if the license should be revoked.

The legislation is similar to a bill by Sen. Mae Beavers, a Mt. Juliet Republican.

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