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New DUI Law in PA Increases Penalties On First-Time Offenders

Friday, August 25, 2017

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(Harrisburg) - A new law going into effect Friday aims to cut down on drunk driving.
It requires first-time offenders to have breathalyzers installed in their cars--something 48 other states already do.
Car breathalyzers--officially called Ignition Interlock Systems--require drivers to blow into a device to start their vehicle. If the device detects any alcohol, the car won't start, and it'll also register the attempt.