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New Drunk Driving Laws in Ulster County

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Ulster County, NY – It was one of the more wrenching debates in recent memory in the Ulster County, NY Legislative chambers. Families who have lost members in alcohol-related accidents were sharply divided on whether the proposed Social Host law, holding parents accountable for drinking parties involving under-age participants in their home, would live up to its intent. Marie Shultis, who lost a brother in a drunk-driving crash, and has spearheaded a student activist group, again called for rewriting the law to include an education component'.