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Light DWI Sentences Receive Complaints

Minnesotans are becoming concerned by the growing number of light sentences given to those guilty of fatal DWIs. Despite the new 0.08 blood-alcohol level and a rule making four DWIs in 10 years a felony, many of those found guilty for DWI are receiving far less than the state suggested four years in prison.

Judges are allowed to assign a lighter sentence if they believe the offender is truly remorseful, the Star Tribune reported.

The anecdote for this story really helped catch the readers interest. WIthout it, I don't think many readers would care, or get past the first paragraph.