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State lawmakers trying to close drunk driving loophole



MADISON (WKOW) --State lawmakers are trying to close a loophole being exploited by some convicted drunk drivers.
Specifically those who aren't supposed to be driving without an ignition interlock device.
Right now, a person who isn't allowed to drive without the device, isn't required to get one installed on their vehicle until their driver's license is reinstated.
That means drunk drivers who illegally start driving before getting their license back, aren't using an interlock device. And because of the way the law is written, they can't be cited for not using one.
State Representative Jim Ott authored assembly bill 467, which would close that loophole.

He says, "This bill as amended says you can't drive any car without an ignition interlock device from the time you're convicted til the time that the court order expires."

The bill has passed the assembly and is awaiting approval from the senate.


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