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Newtown lawmaker looks to crack down on passenger drinking in cars

Connecticut is one of 10 states where it's not against the law for passengers in a car to drink.  Drinking and driving is illegal, but there can be open containers in the vehicle.  Newtown Representative Mitch Bolinsky has proposed a bill aimed at reducing the number of alcohol-related crashes, fatalities and damages resulting from drivers operating under the influence.  He previously proposed a similar measure, but opponents questioned how passengers drinking would endanger the driver.  Proponents of the bill say allowing passengers to drink are a distraction and temptation for a driver.