Officials called on state lawmakers to close a loophole allowing convicted drunk divers to avoid the mandatory ignition interlock requirement under the anti-drunk driving measure.
Saturday was a bittersweet anniversary in New York, as it marked one full year since the passage of Leandra’s Law. The bill was named for a child killed while riding in the care of a drunk driver.
Starting Sunday, anyone sentenced for DWI, including first time offenders, will have to install and maintain an interlocking ignition device in their car.
There was a guilty plea entered Tuesday in the drunk-driving case that lead to “Leandra’s Law” here in New York State.