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Drunk drivers in NY required to install breathalyzer device

Posted by Unknown | Mar 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new law will go into effect in New York on August 15th requiring drivers convicted of driving under the influence to install an ignition interlock breathalyzer device in their vehicle.  New York is the 10th state in the country to require the installation of ignition interlock devices in convicted drunk drivers' vehicles.

The devices will test a driver's blood alcohol content to ensure that it is below .025 percent before starting their vehicle.  If the device records a driver's BAC as higher than the legal limit of .08 they will face criminal charges.  Convicted drunk drivers will also be required to report to a specified location once a month for an official to analyze the data from their ignition interlock breathalyzer device.

If you or someone you know has been charged with driving under the influence, contact the Seattle DUI attorneysof The Cowan Kirk Gaston Law Firm at 1-866-822-1230 to learn more about your rights.

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