Virginia: Gov. Bob McDonnell signs new law requiring ignition interlock for first time DWI offenders
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From WJLA ABC 7 News
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell signed a bill into law Tuesday that will crack down on drunk driving in the state.
Under the new law, anyone convicted of a DUI, even first-time offenders, will have to install an interlock device into their car.
The device prevents a car from starting if the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is above .02. The offender is responsible for the cost associated with the installation and monitoring of the device.
In a statement, McDonnell said, “…Just one drunk driver on the road is unacceptable, and I hope that as we spread awareness of this law, that individuals who may otherwise consider driving impaired will be deterred by the consequences of that potentially deadly decision…” …MORE