State Legislators Consider California DUI Bill

The Senate Public Safety Committee of the California legislature is debating a bill that would lower the level of intoxication leading to an ignition interlock device. The current .20% blood alcohol content would be lowered to .16%. Motorists convicted of drinking and driving in California with the new BAC would be required to install interlock devices in every vehicle available to them. The devices would have to remain in the vehicles for 1-3 years, depending on the circumstances of the DUI. Motorists with previous arrests for driving under the influence in California or those arrested for driving with a suspended license would receive a longer sentence.

The bill states that the return of a motorist

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