HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — As promised, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed a bill that will that will provide for ignition interlock systems to be used by many first time DUI offenders in the state.
The bill will put ignition interlock systems in vehicles for first time offenders who show a blood alcohol content of 0.10 or higher. Previously, most of those drivers faced a license suspension.
In a statement announcing that he has signed the interlocks bill, Governor Wolf characterizes it as a safety issue, saying it will prevent people from driving while intoxicated and hold people accountable when they break DUI laws.
Supporters of the legislation believe it will also allow more people to remain employed and remain productive members of society.