If a person is arrested for a DUI in Florida, judges have the authority to impose the use of ignition interlock devices. If a driver has more than one DUI already on his record, the devices are mandatory.
Still, they aren't required for first-time offenders, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving and vendors of the devices have recently renewed the legislative push to make ignition-interlock devices required for all DUI offenders.
Now, our Fort Lauderdale injury lawyers have learned that a new approach is being proposed. While the ignition-interlock device requires the user to blow into a breathalyzer - and pass the test - before the vehicle will start, a new bill proposes that some DUI offenders be required to submit to a 24/7 DUI abstinence program.