IGNITION LOCK: Drink Driving Bill Advocated

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Mothers against Drunk Driving will be at the State Capitol Tuesday.

Members are advocating for a bill that would expand requirement for ignition interlocks for convicted drunk drivers.

In Iowa, ignition interlocks are required for all repeat convicted drunk drivers and first-time offenders with a blood alcohol concentration of .10 or greater.

A bill in the House and another in the Senate would expand the use of ignition interlocks. It would require the system for first-time convicted drunk drivers at a .08 BAC or greater who drive while their license is suspended.

A vote is pending in both the House and Senate.

Twenty states have similar laws.