Ohio House Passes Breathalyzer Requirement
The House has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would allow for expanded use of in-car breathalyzers for those convicted of driving while intoxicated – including first-time drunk drivers.
“It doesn’t mandate first-time ignition interlock device being installed, but it provides incentives.”
The bill also extends the window for deciding whether a driver has a previous drunk- driving offense from six years to 10 years, which drew some opposition. The law was named for Annie Rooney, a 36-year-old prosecuting attorney who was riding her bike on Route 50 near Circleville on July 4, 2013 when a drunk driver crossed into her lane and hit her.