State lawmakers considering drunken driving legislation

SPRINGFIELD - State lawmakers are considering legislation that would affect motorists with drunken driving convictions.

Under one piece of legislation, drivers who have at least two convictions would be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicles for a minimum of five years.  The device would test a driver's blood alcohol level before allowing the engine to start.

The other bill would allow drivers who have four or more convictions to apply for a restricted driving permit.  Motorists who apply for the permits must prove they have been drug and alcohol free for a minimum of three years, and must install ignition interlock devices in their vehicles.

Both measures are currently being considered by members of the Illinois House.
Current Conditions
  • Current Events