Second Leandra's Law Provision in Effect

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by Anne Holliday – WESB

A provision of New York’s Leandra’s Law went into effect Sunday, and requires that anyone convicted of drunk driving to install ignition interlock systems in their cars.

The devices are connected to ignition systems and measure the alcohol in a driver’s breath. If the driver’s blood alcohol content measures anything over .03, the ignition is disabled.

The interlocks have to be installed for at least six months. They can be left in up to three years for a misdemeanor, five years for a felony.

The other part of Leandra’s Law makes drunk driving an automatic felony if a child under 16 is in the car.

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