WV Interlock Law Unlikely To Change This Year

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- West Virginia lawmakers are unlikely to endorse a bill that would require vehicle interlocks for everyone convicted of drunken driving offenses.

West Virginia University Law School student Jennifer Tampoya proposed the legislation last week.

But Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Jeff Kessler says a law that expanded interlock devices to first-time offenders with especially high blood alcohol levels should be allowed time to work first.

That law took effect in June, and interlock usage is up 30 percent since.

The devices block cars from starting if a driver's blood alcohol level is above the legal limit.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by Tia Location: petroleum on Mar 16, 2009 at 05:50 PM
    They need to endorse it, there are many that drive drunk, it ruins families, and we need harhser laws,but then again they could just have someone sober breath in it for them. this may not be the answer, but they need to find something
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