Harrisburg, PA (AP Newswire) – The legal consequences for repeatedly driving under the influence in Pennsylvania are now more severe under a new law that’s just gone into effect.

Legislation passed in October by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Tom Wolf establishes the state’s first felony for DUI.

That applies when someone is charged with a third offense with at least twice the legal limit for alcohol, or any fourth-time offender.

The stiffer penalties for repeatedly driving drunk in Pennsylvania took effect Sunday.