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MADD Releases First 50-State Report On Ignition Interlocks

February 10th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

 The group Mothers Against Drunk Driving is releasing its first report ever on the number of times drunken drivers are stopped by ignition interlocks in all 50 states.

The group is releasing the report in a state where lawmakers are pushing to require all drunk drivers with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or greater to have ignition interlock. Now, Maryland law requires the devices for drivers with a BAC of .15, nearly twice the legal limit.

The group also is focusing on Maryland, because of the December death of Officer Noah Leotta, who was killed while working on a driving-under-the-influence assignment. The ignition interlock measure in Maryland is being called "Noah's Law" in honor of the officer.

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