Monday, December 30, 2013

Connecticut MADD aims to close loophole in DUI laws

(Arnold Gold/ New Haven Register) A sign alerts motorists to a sobriety check point at the entrance to I-95 off of Willow St. in New Haven on 12/20/2013.

By Luther Turmelle
HARTFORD >> When lawmakers return to the State Capitol in February for the 2014 General Assembly session, the Connecticut chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is determined to close what its leadership sees as a loophole in the state’s drunken driving laws.
Emboldened by a 2012 change in the laws that expanded the use of ignition interlock devices to prevent repeat drunken driving offenders from getting behind the wheel if they are inebriated, the organization wants to extend the use of the equipment further. MADD wants Connecticut lawmakers to require usage of the devices for anyone who is arrested for the first time on drunken driving charges.

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