Tennessee Becomes 18th State to Require Ignition Interlocks

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On July 1, 2013, the state of Tennessee will join the ranks in fighting against drunk driving on our roads. This legislation is expected to help protect over 112 million people from those who choose to drink and drive, even after being convicted of a DUI. All convicted, and even first-time DUI offenders with a BAC of .08 and above will be required to install an ignition interlock device. Additionally, these mandatory devices will also have to include a video camera to keep offenders from circumventing the breath test.

Ignition interlock devices reduce the rates of repeat DUI offenses dramatically. As each state implements ignition interlock device legislation, the risk of alcohol-related injuries, accidents and deaths can be virtually eliminated.

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