CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit

Local

Snyder Signs Laws Targeting Drive-By Shootings

View Comments
Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder (Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws stiffening criminal penalties for drive-by shooters and people who shoot into buildings.

People who intentionally shoot from a vehicle get up to four years in prison if they endanger another’s safety. The laws signed Monday increase the prison time to 10 years and put in place longer sentences if there are injuries or death.

The new law also clarifies that shooting into a potentially occupied structure is a crime without prosecutors needing to prove the structure was actually occupied at the time of the shooting.

Snyder says the two bills will help keep residents safe. The measures were sponsored by Republican Sen. James Marleau of Lake Orion and Democratic Sen. Jim Ananich of Flint.

 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,914 other followers