SANTA FE (KRQE ) – Serial drunk drivers may soon face longer prison time.
The House on Thursday passed a bill increasing penalties for fourth DWI convictions and any after that.
A fourth would mean a mandatory year and a half sentence which would be up from the current six months.
An eighth DWI conviction would mean at least 10 years in prison.
Forty-six people were convicted of their eighth or more DWI in 2012.