Governor Dave Heineman signed into law a bill that dramatically changes the penalties for drunk driving in Nebraska. The law requires the installation of an ignition interlock device for all motorists convicted of Nebraska DUI. Even first time offenders.
Driving under the Influence in Nebraska is charged when a motorist has a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher. An ignition interlock device requires a motorist to breathe into a tube before starting a vehicle. If alcohol is detected the ignition is disabled.
Previously, Nebraska DUI law called for a six month driver