TOPEKA — A commission charged with overhauling the state's drunken driving laws is holding the first of four meetings today in Topeka.
The DUI Commission, which began work last summer, is expected to have final recommendations ready for lawmakers to consider by January when the Legislature returns.
The committee includes lawmakers, law enforcement officials, transportation experts and those working in the substance abuse community. The committee has three more meetings scheduled before making its final recommendations.
Chairman state Sen. Tim Owens, R-Overland Park, who also heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said that when the committee's work is done, he hopes Kansas' drunken driving laws will be a model for the nation.