NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York is one step closer to strengthening Leandra’s Law.
Under the statute, those convicted of DWI are required to use an ignition interlock device on their car for at least six months.
The law requires convicted drunk drivers to blow into a device that measures the driver’s blood alcohol level before the car can be started.
But New York State Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R-Merrick) said some offenders have been finding ways around the law, by transferring ownership of their cars to other people and then driving without an interlock device.
“We want New York State to have the toughest anti-drunk driving laws in the nation. And that’s our goal – to rid our streets of drunk drivers who have the opportunity to kill or injure somebody,” Fuschillo told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall.