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Gov. Whitmer vetoes bill to let 1-time DUI offenders clear record

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Posted at 6:41 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 06:41:28-05

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has refused to sign a bill that would have let one-time drunken drivers ask a judge to set aside their conviction, despite the measure’s broad bipartisan support in the Legislature.

The Democrat took no action on the expungement legislation Monday, allowing it to die when a 14-day review period expired. Her office gave no reason why.

The legislation had passed easily.

A key Republican who helped guide the bill through the legislative process expressed outrage. The bill was supported by top officials including Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and state Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack.