ignition interlock device
The measure could allow drivers convicted of a first DWI to avoid a license suspension by agreeing to install an ignition interlock device in their car. The device requires the driver to take and pass a Breathalyzer-like test before starting the car.
A public hearing held Thursday in Farmingdale took aim at what’s become a growing problem of school bus drivers operating their vehicles while intoxicated.
The New York state law requires convicted drunk drivers to blow into a device that measures the driver’s blood alcohol level before the car can be started.
More than two dozen convicted drunk drivers in Nassau County were busted for illegally driving a car to meet with their probation officers. The Nassau County District Attorney’s office announced the arrests of 25 convicted drunk drivers during a two-week sweep.