The Assembly Judiciary Committee heard Senate Bill 259 on Tuesday Motorists convicted of drunk driving may be able to get behind the wheel sooner — but there’s a catch.
They would need to breathe into an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicle that measures the alcohol in a driver’s breath. If they have boozy breath, their vehicle won’t start.
Driver’s licenses would have a notation on them indicating the driver must use a vehicle with an ignition interlock device, so officers can know if they’re driving the appropriate vehicle. The bill allows drivers who have been convicted of driving under the influence to install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle and drive while their license is revoked. If such a device is used, the 90-day revocation period would be increased to 185 days. There’s also a provision that allows drivers to use an ignition interlock device while their DUI case is pending before conviction.
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