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Iowa House OKs changes to drunken driving rules

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Mar 26 2014 10:15AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lawmakers in the Iowa House have advanced a bill attempting to change the state's law dealing with drunken drivers.

The House voted 89-5 Tuesday to approve the measure, which now returns to the Senate for further consideration.

Under current law, an immediate license suspension is in place for drunken driving offenders, even on the first offense. The bill would allow offenders to begin driving more quickly if they install an ignition lock device, which requires drivers to show they haven't had alcohol before their vehicle ignition will unlock.

Rep. Chip Baltimore, a Republican from Boone, says the legislation would discourage drinking while driving, make Iowa's roads safer and save lives in the long run.

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Topics : Politics
Location : Des MoinesIowa
People : Chip Baltimore
03/26/2014 10:08AM
Iowa House OKs changes to drunken driving rules
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