Even For Self-Employed, Missouri DUI Requires Ignition Interlock

Being self-employed means you escape some of life’s hassles. But not ignition interlocks. Missouri is one of 30 states that require an ignition interlock for all DUI offenders. An ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer, prevents…
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MADD to Massachusetts: Get on the Ignition Interlock Bandwagon Now

Massachusetts is leaving the best anti-drunk driving technology on the table, says Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The organization wants the state to pass a law requiring first-time DUI offenders to install the device, which…
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Nevada Governor Signs Landmark Ignition Interlock Law

Last Monday Nevada governor Brian Sandoval signed a lot of bills – more than 30 of them. A lot of these are important, but one in particular will benefit the state for years to come:…
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Washington State Ups Its Ignition Interlock Game With New Law

“The legislature finds that there is significant value in diligently combating the crime of driving under the influence and promoting the safety of all persons using our public roadways.” That’s the text that begins House…
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Iowa’s 24/7 Alcohol Monitoring Law: Will It Cut Drunk Driving?

Iowa’s governor has signed Senate File 444 which, among other driving safety provisions, introduces a new program – 24/7 alcohol monitoring – to help fight drunk driving. Starting on July 1st, counties who wish to can…
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Lawmaker: Fatal Crash Proves Oklahoma DUI Laws Need to be Tougher

Crashes happen, with or without DUI laws. But a lawmaker says that stronger Oklahoma DUI laws could have prevented a crash that killed a 37-year-old mother and injured three others. William Maker, who was involved…
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Could Wisconsin’s Wimpy Ignition Interlock Law Finally Man Up?

Drunk driving appears to be an easier occupation in Wisconsin than it is in the surrounding states. Wisconsin does not criminalize a first OWI provided the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is below .15. But that…
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Tennessee Lawmakers’ Bad DUI Idea Might Cost State $60 Million

Someone in Tennessee thought they could fiddle with the state’s underage drinking and driving laws, forgetting that some of those laws are tied to federal funding. Now the state is scrambling to fix things before…
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The Difference Between a Felony and Misdemeanor DUI

Is a DUI a Misdemeanor?   If you’re arrested for driving under the influence, you could be facing three different types of charges: an infraction, a misdemeanor, or a felony. The consequences for the DUI…
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Massachusetts Moves Forward on Ignition Interlock Law

Sometimes you need to come in on a Saturday to get some real work done. That’s what the Massachusetts Senate did, and the results are good for road safety in the state. Last Saturday the…
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