Proposed Legislation Would Require Ignition Interlock Devices In Cars Of DUI Convicts

A first-time DUI offender may have to use an ignition iterlock device if a bill that is moving forward in the General Assembly becomes a law.

According to reports, the bill that was introduced by Delegate Sal Iaquinto (R) of Virginia Beach would require all those convicted of driving while intoxicated to have the device installed. While the measure has support, it has also drawn some strong opposition.

Some worry that such a measure lumps all types of offenders together when they really shouldn’t be. So a first-time offender would be treated as a multiple offender or an offender with at least twich the legal blood alcohol limit, just as a precaution.

A Senate committee is considering similar, but slightly amended legislation.

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