Ignition interlock now mandatory for 1st time DUI offenders

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Man in car blowing into breathalyzer

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf signs Senate Bill 290 into law, which makes the ignition interlock program mandatory for first-time DUI offenders with high blood alcohol levels.

The bill sponsored by Senator Rafferty,  also reduces suspension requirements in certain cases.

“Drunk driving is a deadly crime that puts Pennsylvania families at risk and this legislation will help prevent people from driving drunk and endangering themselves and putting other lives at risk,” Governor Wolf said. “We owe it to both motorists and pedestrians to keep them safe and hold people who break DUI laws accountable.”