Drunk Drivers to be forced to pass breath test before starting cars

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February 16, 2012

8:58 PM

A bill that would require all people convicted of driving under the influence to pass a breath test in order to start their cars won approval from the Virginia Senate Tuesday, The Washington Post reported. The bill requires that breathalyzers be installed in the vehicles of convicted drunk drivers from the first conviction onwards. As it stands today, Virginia only requires ignition interlock devices to be installed on the second or subsequent offense or when the driver’s blood-alcohol level exceeds 0.15 percent.

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