Offender’s Costs a Consideration in Florida Ignition Interlock Law

Florida lawmakers are proposing a bill that could essentially eliminate the ability of a DUI offender to gain access to a hardship or provisional driver’s license by putting the ultimate authority in a judge’s hands. According to The Miami Herald, the bill introduced by Sen. Dorothy Hukill would give judges the power to sentence a convicted DUI offender to install an ignition interlock device in his or her vehicle. Opponents of the bill feel that the mandatory installation of the device could place the offender in a hardship situation, weighing the costs of the device over the ability to drive to work, as well as too few IID providers within Florida. Read more here: Ignition interlock proposal TPed in Senate panel

 

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