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Ohio proposal would require ignition interlock devices for more drunken driving offenders
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, July 14, 2014 3:02 AM EDT
More drunken driving offenders could be required to have devices installed on their vehicles to test their sobriety under an Ohio bill.
The devices require drivers to blow into a sensor. They would prevent vehicles from starting if a certain amount of alcohol is detected. The systems cost about $80 to $100, which the offender would pay.
Under the proposal, those who refuse to submit to an alcohol-related chemical test also could petition the court to drive with a device on their vehicle during their license suspension.
The bill's sponsors say the goal of the legislation is to reduce drunken driving re-arrest rates, along with alcohol-related accidents and fatalities.