Drunken Driving Restrictions


Des Moines, IA (AP) — The Iowa Senate has rejected amendments to a bill attempting to change Iowa’s law dealing with drunken drivers.

The Senate on Monday voted against a House provision to mandate the installation of ignition interlock devices for all drunken driving offenders. As part of the House plan, offenders could receive restricted licenses if they installed the devices, allowing them limited driving privileges.
Currently, drunken driving offenders have their licenses suspended, even on the first offense.

The Senate-backed bill would allow first-time offenders to avoid suspension if they install an ignition lock device, which requires drivers to show they haven’t had alcohol before their vehicle ignition will unlock. Subsequent offenses could still carry the suspension.

The bill will now die unless lawmakers from each chamber work together to reach agreement.

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