DUI Ignition Interlocks Required July 1

Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law legislation requiring all convicted drunk drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater to use ignition interlocks on their vehicles to prevent future offenses. Beginning July 1, when the new law goes into effect, first time drunk driving offenders will be required to use an interlock device for a period of six months as a condition of a restricted license. According to the Chattanoogan, Tennessee becomes the 18th state to pass such legislation.