In many states, including
The interlock system works like a breathalyzer which is installed in the vehicles dashboard. In order for the car to be started the driver will need to blow into the device. If alcohol is detected, the car will not be able to start.
The device randomly requires a second sample as an attempt to prevent someone other than the driver to provide the initial breath to start the engine.
The interlock system became part of drunk driving convictions in
Efforts to pass legislation similar to
Advocates believe that this device is a key factor in eliminating drunk drivers.
Supporters of the device plan to try again in 2014 to get the measure passed.
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