Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice announced Tuesday that 25 people with prior DWI convictions had been arrested for violating a court order to use ignition interlock requirements on their vehicles.
Since August of 2010, those convicted of drunk driving have been required to install the devices which operate like breathalyzers and require drivers to breathe into it before starting the car. If the device detects an unsafe blood-alcohol level, the car will not start. The requirement is a provision of Leandra's Law, which is most known for making it a felony on the first offense to drive drunk with a person under the age of 15 in the vehicle.
Do you believe ignition interlock devices should be required in cars driven by those charged with DWI? Do you think it's an effective way of curbing repeat offences or is it a small hurdle for chronic drunk drivers? Should people with lower BAC levels at the time of their arrest have leniency?
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