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Proposed bill would increase penalties for using cellphone while driving

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Some Oregon lawmakers want to increase the punishments for using you cellphone while driving.

Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney is spearheading the new bill that would make penalties for using a mobile communications device the same as driving under the influence.

Punishments could include one year in jail, a $6,200 fine, or both.

The bill is expected to be formally introduced to the legislature in February.

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