Intoxalock Applauds Oregon Lawmakers for Passing HB 2638, Enforcing Use of Ignition Interlock Devices by Drunk Driving Offenders
DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Recently, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law HB 2638, giving Oregon State Police oversight authority over ignition interlock providers. Under the law, local authorities will be responsible for certifying as well as inspecting interlock installation centers and will receive additional funding for state troopers whose core responsibility will be to ensure interlock compliance among drunk driving offenders.
Kimberly Williams, CEO of Intoxalock, released the following statement:
“Intoxalock supports Governor Brown and the Oregon state legislators’ decision to more aggressively pursue the enforcement of drunk driving penalties. Making local law officials a more integral part of the process in addition to more funding specifically for successful compliance is smart policy. Passing HB 2638 demonstrates Oregon’s commitment to best-in-class DUI safety legislation and we encourage other states to follow suit.”
Since 2010, across the nation, interlock devices have prevented more than 1.77 million attempts to start a vehicle by somebody with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 and above.
Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, Intoxalock (http://www.Intoxalock.com) developed its state-of-the-art ignition interlock device in conjunction with researchers from Iowa State University. Recently celebrating their 23rd anniversary in the alcohol monitoring business, Intoxalock currently services clients that are legally required to install an IID or home alcohol-monitoring unit in 39 states across the nation, in addition to voluntary clients in all other states. In the last 10 years, the ignition interlock industry has grown three-fold and is expected to continue as drunk driving legislation strengthens.
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