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Repeat drunken driving slowed

Arrest statistics show law appears to be working

Joseph Dixon was arraigned in his hospital bed in Burlington on repeat drunken driving charges, as his lawyer, A.J. Blank, and Assistant District Attorney Suzanne Kontz stood by.
By Mac Daniel
Globe Staff / September 14, 2006

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Eleven months after Melanie's Law began targeting repeat drunk drivers, the statute appears to be having a dramatic impact, cutting in half the number of multiple repeat offenders arrested and increasing the number of people taking breathalyzer tests, based on statistics released yesterday by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. (Full article: 526 words)

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