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Demonstration of Ignition Interlock Device - File / Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

Bill To Change New Jersey’s Drunken Driving Penalties Passes

It’s now up to Gov. Chris Christie whether New Jersey will ease the punishment for some motorists convicted of drunken driving.

02/06/2015

Demonstration of Ignition Interlock Device - File / Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

New Jersey Senate May Change Drunken Driving Penalties

New Jersey Senate members are considering a proposal loosening up some of the penalties for first-time drunken driving offenders who currently lose their licenses for three months.

02/05/2015

Leandra's Law requires convicted drunken drivers to install a Breathalyzer device in their cars. (credit: CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Most Repeat Drunken Drivers Not Installing Ignition Interlock Devices

Documents obtained by CBS 2 show more than 40,000 convicted drivers — nearly three-quarters of offenders — still have not installed ignition interlock devices in their vehicles.

05/09/2014

Car keys and an alcoholic drink (credit: clipart.com)

NJ DWI Measure Offering Punishment Option Passes Out Of Committee

A measure just passed out of the Senate judiciary committee would give all convicted drunk drivers the option of installing ignition interlock devices in their cars or having their licenses revoked.

03/26/2014

Demonstration of Ignition Interlock Device - File / Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

NJ DWI Offenders Could Avoid License Suspension Under New Bill

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.

01/02/2014

School Bus into Syosset home (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

LI Parents Push For Ignition Interlock Devices In All School Buses Amid Rash Of DWI Arrests

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.

05/02/2013

Demonstration of Ignition Interlock Device - File / Photo: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images

Bill Seeking To Close Loophole In Leandra’s Law Progresses In State Legislature

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.

04/20/2013

25 DWI offenders arrested in ignition interlock sting (credit: Nassau County District Attorney's Office)

Convicted Nassau County DWI Offenders Arrested Again For Driving Without Ignition Interlocks

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.

08/28/2012