February 7, 2009

Repeat Drunk Driver Kills Three Children in Miami

Just last week, a suspected drunk driver with a previous conviction hit a minivan, killing three children. According to the Miami Herald, the driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC)three times the legal limit.

Last year, Florida passed a law requiring an ignition interlock for all persons with BAC at or exceeding .15 and persons with repeat DUI convictions. The law goes into effect in October of 2009. This law could prevent incidents like this from ever happening again. Studies have shown ignition interlocks are an average of 64 percent effective in reducing repeat drunk driving offenses.

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