Alabama Ignition Interlock Law Starts July 1

alabama ignition interlockAs the 21st state to adopt an ignition interlock law for first-time DUI offenders, Alabama is hopeful that the new law will save lives and encourage responsible drinking choices throughout the state. The Bolivar Commercial reports that the new Alabama ignition interlock law goes into effect on July 1, 2014, allowing the courts to sentence first-time, convicted DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock device in order to retain his or her driving privileges. State Senator Willie Simmons explains that in addition to the guidelines for court, a parent may also request an ignition interlock device for an underage driver or a spouse, citing safety considerations. Read more here: New law hopefully to curb DUIs

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