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Lawmakers Propose New Teen Driver Legislation

Last updated on Saturday, July 5, 2008

(GARY) - State lawmakers will soon review proposed changes for teen drivers.

This as a Porter County magistrate decides whether to waive a 17-year-old Westville girl to adult court to face charges in the drunken driving accident that killed her best friend.

17-year-old Alisha Purnick died June 1 after her friend - crashed the car. Police say the young driver was using cell phone at the time.

The proposed legislation's would raise the age of registration - and require 50 hours of on-the-road curfew - among other things. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths.

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