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Ignition interlock device required for persons convicted of DUI


June 16, 2008

Persons who have been convicted of driving under the influence will be required to install and maintain an ignition interlock device on the vehicle they intend to drive. The device will analyze the person's blood alcohol content (BAC) and will prevent the car from being started if the person's blood alcohol content is above a set level.

House Bill (HB) 19 which has been signed into law was sponsored by Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage.

"HB 19 changes the dynamic for DUI offenders. Now, if they can't blow, they can't go," said Meyer. "This bill will make our roads safer, and send a stronger message to offenders by reinforcing their punishment every day."

HB 19 takes effect Jan. 1, 2009.


Source of News:

Office of Rep. Kevin Meyer


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