December 8, 2008

New York Congressman Vito Fossella Sentenced to Five Days in Jail for DUI

According to an article from the Associated Press, Rep. Vito Fossella from Staten Island has been sentenced to serve five days in jail after being arrested in Virginia on May 1 with a blood alcohol content of .17, more than twice the legal limit.

Research shows that individuals convicted of drunk driving for the first time have driven drunk more than 87 times before their first arrest. Alcohol ignition interlocks are proven to be an effective tool in the battle against drunk driving. Studies have shown ignition interlocks are an average of 64 percent effective in reducing repeat drunk driving offenses.

Contact your lawmakers and urge them to support ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers. And make a personal Pledge to Eliminate Drunk Driving.

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