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ABC 10: California bill for DUI offenders to have breathing devices in cars passes committee

Sacramento, CA (April 23, 2024) - Rhonda Campbell with Mothers Against Drunk Driving says lawmakers have passed a new bill, AB 2210, out of the Public Safety Committee to tackle drunk driving.

After years of fighting to move the bill forward, MADD said the committee agreed to a pilot program covering five counties in California. It would ensure all DUI offenders, including first-timers, are required to install ignition interlock devices, or breathing devices, in their cars to prevent them from driving drunk. The current law doesn't apply to first-time offenders.