An ignition interlock measure for DUI offenders has passed its second reading in the House of Delegates.
The bill would require all first-time DUI offenders to equip their vehicles with breath-testing machines for six months, reports The Virginian-Pilot. The ignition interlock device prevents a vehicle from starting if it registers a BAC higher than .02.
The machines are currently required for a second DUI offense, first offenders with a BAC of 0.15 or higher or offenders who violate terms of a restricted license.
A similar bill did not make it through the Senate last year.
By Sarah Rodriguez