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Maryland legislators push for tougher DUI laws

February 24th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

 In testimony before the Judicial Proceedings Committee Tuesday, AAA Mid-Atlantic calls upon Committee Members to issue a favorable report for a DUI bill that would be another step forward in curtailing Maryland’s alcohol-related fatalities. Senate Bill 395 – Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2015, introduced by Senator Jamie Raskin (D-District 20, Montgomery County) and co-sponsored by 14 senators, mandates the use of ignition interlock systems for all convicted DUI offenders, including first time offenders. This bill would require the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) to suspend indefinitely the license of any convicted drunk driver that fails to participate in the ignition interlock system or fails to complete the program. Offenders convicted for the first time would be required to participate in the program for at least six months. Those convicted a second and third time would be required to participate in the program for one and three years, respectively.

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