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Mar 20, 2017 4:38 PM

Bill that would revoke youth license after serious accident passes NH House

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WILTON — A bill that would allow the state to suspend or revoke a youth operator's license after the driver was involved in a serious accident has passed the House.

The bill, known as House Bill 364, would suspend or revoke the driver's license of anyone with a youth operator license who had been involved in an accident resulting in death or serious injury, according to The Telegraph.

The bill was allegedly prompted by a fatal accident in Lyndeborough last summer when, police said, a truck driven by a 17-year-old driver hit and killed Debess Rogers, of Lyndeborough.

READ: Teen driver in fatal auto-pedestrian crash indicted on multiple charges

An amended version of the bill that allows a 12-month suspension passed with a 11-3 committee vote and then a House voice vote on Thursday. If the law passes the Senate, then the Department of Safety will be able to strip those ages 16-21 from their license if an accident is deemed serious enough.

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