DUI charge would mean ignition lock under new bill

People charged with drunken driving in Connecticut could soon be required to install blood-alcohol testers in their vehicles, even if they’ve never been convicted.

 

A measure passed unanimously by the state’s General Assembly requires first-time offenders to pay for the installation and monitoring of an ignition interlock device, a program that costs about $275 in fees plus monitoring expenses determined by the vendor. The bill is awaiting the signature of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who hasn’t indicated whether he’ll sign.

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