February 12, 2009

Where in the World is Sam Shepard's Interlock?

Actor Sam Shepard was arrested on Jan. 3 of this year for suspicion of drunken driving when he was pulled over for speeding and was tested with a blood alcohol concentration of .175. Yesterday, he plead guilty to DUI and speeding.

His sentence? Fines and 100 hours of community service. The question is: why wasn't he required to get an ignition interlock???

The legislature in Illinois passed a law requiring all convicted drunk drivers – including first-time offenders – with a BAC of .08 or higher, to install an alcohol ignition interlock on their vehicle. The law went into effect January 1.

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