Beginning today, first time DUI offenders have a new punishment if convicted.
Last year, Governor Tom Wolf signed the Pennsylvania Ignition Interlock Law, that will allow offenders to keep their driver’s license instead of facing the usual suspension. They can drive to work, school, or other necessary locations.
Under the law, those convicted of driving under the influence will have the option of having an Ignition Interlock System placed into their car. This device prevents the car from starting until the operator breathes into it with no more than trace amounts of alcohol on their breath.