ignition interlock

creative commons

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Supporters of expanding ignition interlock requirements to all drunk drivers in Maryland are criticizing changes made to the measure by lawmakers.

The House Judiciary Committee passed the bill to the House floor last week, but supporters said Thursday the measure has been watered down. The bill would require all drivers with blood alcohol contents of 0.08 or greater to have the devices installed in their cars.

creative commons

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland law enforcement leaders are urging state lawmakers to expand the use of ignition interlock requirements to help stop drunk driving.

They will be joining police officers on Wednesday who have been injured by drunk drivers.

A measure before lawmakers would require all drunken drivers with blood alcohol contents of 0.08 or greater to have the devices. State law now requires them for those with a BAC of 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit for driving.

creative commons

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The group Mothers Against Drunk Driving will release its first report on the number of times drunken drivers are stopped from using their vehicles by ignition interlock devices in all 50 states.

The group will release the report Wednesday in Annapolis.

MADD is releasing the report in a state where lawmakers are pushing to require all drunken drivers with blood alcohol content of .08 or greater to have the ignition interlock devices.

State law now requires them for those with a BAC of 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit for driving.

creative commons

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Supporters of putting ignition interlocks in the vehicles of all drunk drivers in Maryland are moving quickly to underscore how it could save lives.

Del. Ben Kramer and Sen. Jamie Raskin held a news conference Wednesday with Lisa Spicknall, the state program director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

They were joined by Capt. Tom Didone, a Montgomery County police officer and a colleague of Officer Noah Leotta, who was killed in December while working on a driving under the influence assignment.

creative commons

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell is signing legislation that requires all people convicted of drunken driving in Delaware to have ignition interlock devices installed on vehicles they drive.  

The bill to be signed Wednesday cleared the General Assembly in June on the final day of this year's legislative session.

Previously, interlock devices were required only for first offenders arrested with a blood-alcohol concentration of .15 or higher or who refused to take a chemical test, and for repeat drunken drivers.  

all-free-download.com

DOVER, Del. (AP) - State lawmakers have given final passage to a bill requiring all people convicted of drunken driving in Delaware to have ignition interlock devices installed on vehicles they drive. 

The Senate passed the measure on a 20-to-1 vote Monday on the final day of the legislative session. The legislation now goes to Gov. Jack Markell for his signature.

Currently, interlock devices are required only for first offenders arrested with a blood-alcohol concentration of .15 or higher or who refuse to take a chemical test, and for repeat drunken drivers.