A study shows that many of the drivers who are convicted of DUI in Utah and are required to use an ignition interlock device. A system that basically acts as a breathalyzer device in your car and will not start if the driver has any alcohol on their breath. Drivers are avoiding using the device all together.
Many of these DUI convicted drivers in Utah are opting to just not drive instead of paying up to $90 a month for the ignition interlock devices to be maintained in their car.
Other drivers are just simply driving other vehicles that are registered under a different driver’s name or registering their own vehicle under a family members name so that when police pull up behind them they are unable to tell that it is the DUI convicted driver behind the wheel.
DUI offenders have even been caught driving to probation hearings and court hearings without these interlock devices installed in the vehicles they are driving.
These interlock devices have recently upgraded in technology as well. They are now installed with a camera to make sure that the driver who may be drunk or buzzed isn’t having someone who is sober and not operating the vehicle blow into the interlock device.
Many Utah lawmakers are looking at ways to try and enforce the ignition interlock device law in Salt Lake City, Tooele, and the entire state of Utah better.
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