Bill Hopes To Stop Repeat Drunk Drivers
Pennsylvania lawmakers want to require first-time convicted drunk drivers to use ignition interlocks. That consequence would replace having a suspended license for a year. They passed the bill yesterday that would require all convicted drunk drivers with an illegal blood alcohol concentration of .10 to use the device. Currently only repeat offenders are required to use the device. The governor is expected to sign it into law soon. According to PennDOT, convicted drunk drivers will pay $1,000 to lease the device. Plus, they'll have to pay for a notation on their license that they should be driving a vehicle with a device attached.