10.15.2018

New Law Requires Ignition Interlocks in DUI Cases

Written by: The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata

By Ricardo Torres-Cortez (contact)
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 | 2 a.m.

Nevada motorists convicted of DUI who want to reinstate their driving privileges must now, in most cases, install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle they operate, under a law that took effect this month.

The Breathalyzer-type device measures blood-alcohol levels and won’t allow the vehicle to start if the reading is over the legal limit to drive.

The device is equipped with a camera to make sure the convicted motorist is actually the one blowing into the mouthpiece, officials said.

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