Gov. signs Vince's Law to keep repeat drunk drivers off the road

Published 08/01 2014 03:10PM

Updated 08/03 2014 06:35PM

Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Three years ago, a Liverpool man was on his way to church when he was killed by a repeat drunk driver.

Now, a law named in Vince Russo’s memory has been created to keep repeat drunk drivers off the road.

Under Vince’s Law, the statute of limitations covering drunk driving offenses is increased from 10 to 15 years.

Drivers convicted of three or more DWI's in 15 years will be charged with a class D felony – a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Vince Russo’s killer - Michael Iannettoni – had a blood alcohol content that was four times during the crash.

Iannettoni was awaiting sentencing for his fifth DUI when the fatal crash occurred.

Vince’s brother, Paul Russo, consistently fought for the bill after the incident.

"It's a milestone for us," said Russo. "It's a tribute to my brother."

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