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Gov. Malloy: New state ignition interlock law helps prevent accidents

Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by state lawmakers, public safety officials and advocates, today held a bill signing ceremony to commemorate the ratification of a new law that makes a number of changes to deter driving under the influence (DUI) and strengthen the state’s ignition interlock requirements by authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to administratively require the devices be installed on cars of first-time DUI offenders. The law, Public Act 14-228, will go into effect on July 1, 2015.


“This ignition interlock requirement is one of several more stringent penalties and measures we are implementing to combat and reduce the kinds of irresponsible behaviors – like impaired, distracted and reckless driving – that inevitably lead to crashes, injuries and death on our roads and highways,” said Governor Malloy.

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