April 15, 2008

West Virginia Governor Signs Critical Anti-Drunk Driving Law

In West Virginia in 2006, 129 people were killed and 2,600 injured by a drunken driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.

Last week, MADD joined West Virginia governor Joe Manchin at a ceremony for the signing of a landmark law that makes huge strides in saving lives and keeping drunk drivers off the roads.

The law includes a charge of aggravated DUI for those with a BAC at .15 or higher and requires ignition interlocks for all aggravated drunk driving offenders. The law also gives first-time offenders the option of a 90-day license revocation or a 15-day revocation if they opt for four months with ignition interlock.

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