Proposed New Drunk Driving Legislation

Published 07/09 2014 06:21PM

Updated 07/10 2014 12:34PM

First time drunk driving offenders may soon be required to have breathalyzers in their cars.

Newly introduced legislation would require all 50 states to mandate the installation of the ignition interlocks for all DUI offenders. If states chose not to comply, they would risk losing highway funding. This change would mean even offenders with low blood alcohol concentration would have to use the devices in their cars.

Some restaurant and bar owners and the American Beverage Association are critical of the new legislation. The additional electronic supervision would cost the states an estimated 432 million dollars.

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