Whitesburg KY

New bill targets 1st-time drunken drivers


A Kentucky House panel has advanced a bill that would lead to breath-alcohol monitoring devices being placed in the vehicles of people caught driving drunk just once.

The bill, which would lead to the use of ignition locks in vehicles if it becomes law, cleared the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee on Tuesday. The locks require people to prove they’re not drunk by blowing into a device before starting their vehicles.

The bill is supported by the group Mothers Against Drunk Driving. MADD Kentucky volunteer Angela Criswell said the measure will deter drunk driving and is the first step to preventing drunken-driving-related deaths and injuries..

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