New Drunk Driving Bill in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. – In Connecticut, individuals who are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol could soon be required to install BAC level testers in their motor vehicles, even if they have never been convicted of DUI.

1st time DUI offenders can have to go through a diversion program without going to court and being convicted of driving under the influence.

A bill that is waiting for the governor’s signature will now require 1st time DUI offenders to pay for and get an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle’s ignition system.

The loophole in Connecticut’s law is closed as it requires thousands more offenders to use the devices in their motor vehicles.

21 states other than Connecticut require ignition interlocks after a first conviction for DUI but Connecticut and some other states permit 1st time DUI offenders to get their records erased after fulfilling certain conditions in which completing alcohol education is also included.

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