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DUI crackdown: Push in New York for ignition devices to block drunk drivers

Posted at 4:06 PM, Dec 31, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-31 16:06:10-05

Two New York state lawmakers are looking to reintroduce legislation aimed at convicted drunk drivers.

State Senator Charles Fuschillo Jr. and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg are looking to close loopholes in Leandra’s Law.

They’re hoping their new bill will force convicted drunk drivers to install ignition devices that will not start their car if alcohol is detected on their breath.

For those who fail to do so, they are proposing an ankle bracelet that can detect if alcohol has been consumed.