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Bill to allow workers with DUI to drive at work

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HONOLULU -

When it comes to losing your license to a DUI, the current state law that allows companies to vouch for their employees, keeping them on the job and still able to drive company cars while at work. 

Representative Henry Aquino is pushing a bill at the State Capitol after he says first responder organizations asked for the measure.

The current statute covers employees that work up to 12 hour shifts pending the employer provides a sworn statement and a permit.

Aquino's bill would extend the law to cover all workers over any shift.

"There is a process already in place, this would just expand it to folks that don't work a traditional schedule," Aquino said.

The measure has support from the Hawaii Firefighters Association and the Department of Transportation.

The bill passing with amendments this week. It now heads to a third reading.