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Bill Would Require First Time DUI Offenders To Have Ignition Interlocks

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Posted at 6:27 PM, Feb 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-25 18:27:00-05

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL)--There's a new push in Georgia that would require first time DUI offenders to have certain technology installed in their cars to prove they're sober before they can drive.

House Bill 205 was introduced earlier this month. If passed, it would mean convicted first time DUI offenders, with a blood alcohol concentration of .15 or more, would have to blow into a device to start up their cars.

It would also mean those who are suspected of drunk driving who refused sobriety tests would also be required to have ignition interlocks.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving says currently 38 states require interlocks for some first time offenders, and that Georgia only requires them for repeat offenders.

You can see a special Insiders report on repeat DUI offenders by clicking here.