Missouri law designed to reduce drunk driving injury accidents
By Ryan Bradley, Esq.
A new law in Missouri will require people with multiple drunk driving convictions to install breathalyzer interlocks in their cars, according to the Hannibal Courier-Post.
These interlocks keep the car from starting until the driver breathes into a detector that measures blood alcohol content. If they are above the legal limit, the car will not start. The driver will have to re-test every 15 minutes while the engine is running to make sure the driver stays sober.
The interlock will also record data about the driver?s sobriety and driving habits and this data will be available to authorities.
About 70,000 people will be affected, according to the Hannibal Courier-Post. This includes people who have reapplied for licenses that had previously been revoked and people convicted of involuntary manslaughter for causing a fatal Missouri car crash while drunk.
The law takes effect on July 1 and the state will send out notices to all those affected.
Missouri joins Illinois, New Mexico, Arizona and Louisiana as the only states with mandatory interlock laws.
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