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Bill Puts New Restrictions On People Convicted Of Drunk Driving

March 19th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland House has unanimously approved a measure that would put new restrictions on people convicted of driving drunk with children as passengers. Delegate Sam Arora’s bill would require drivers who have been convicted of driving under the influence with children in a car to have ignition interlock devices installed in their vehicles. The device measures a driver’s blood-alcohol content, and if the person has been drinking, the car won’t start. Current law only requires interlock devices for people convicted of driving with blood-alcohol levels of at least 0.15 percent, which is nearly twice the DUI threshold. Under Arora’s bill, anyone convicted of driving drunk with a young passenger would have to use the interlock device for six months. Arora says that unfortunately adults driving under the influence while children are passengers is a problem that’s growing…


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