January 6, 2009

Chargers' Jackson arrested on DUI charge

According to MSNBC, California Highway Patrol arrested San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson early this morning on suspicion of drunk driving.

This morning, Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) introduced Assembly Bill 91, which creates a pilot project in four California counties that requires the installation of an alcohol ignition interlock on any vehicle owned or operated by an individual convicted of a driving under the influence offense. Ignition interlocks have been proven to save lives.

According to MADD’s recently released state progress report, Californians share the road with 310,971 drivers with three or more DUI convictions and 44,210 with five or more.

Eight states now mandate or highly incentivize the use of ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers, including first-time convicted offenders at .08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC). MADD believes that the results of the pilot program in California will confirm the findings in other states and warrant expansion of the program statewide.

With your help, MADD is hoping to pass similar legislation in all 50 states. Support ignition interlocks for all convicted DUI offenders in your state.

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