posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 06:26 PM
First offense DUI's now are required to have an ignition interlock device. This means that no matter if you blew a .08 for your first DUI, you have
to blow into a device every time you start your car, and every 30 minutes (i think) during driving.
I'm all for people not drinking and driving, but I have a few serious issues with this law. First of all, if a person drinks the night before and
drives home the next morning, they will frequently fail the BAC test. So, they have to go back to court and possibly go to jail.
The main problem I have with this is the fact that this will result in many people getting repeat DUI's, which already have very strict penalties in
Virginia. This only feeds money to courts. DUI's have huge cash penalties, as well as classes like ASAP where you have to pay ($400 here) to take
them, and then pay $25 every time they decide to give you a pee test.