New Drunk Driving Laws May Be Coming in Massachusetts New State Budget.
If you are faced with DUI charges or Driving Under the Influence in 2021 then you might need to get an ignition lock device, depending on a certain provision that is part of the state’s new budget.
Currently a first offense DUI in Massachusetts does not require an ignition lock but second offenders require such a device. The proposal is from Republican State Senator, Bruce Tarr.
Bruce Tarr as quoted in the Eagle Tribune. “This is something I’ve been working to achieve for years because I’m firmly convinced of its ability to save lives,” said Tarr, a Gloucester Republican and the Senate minority leader. “It’s a proven way to save lives and prevent tragedy on our roadways.”
These devices would be for first-time offenders whose blood alcohol content at the time of arrest is .15% or above. Drivers are considered impaired with a blood alcohol content of .08% or more.
The proposal might be supported by the governor, even though Massachusetts has some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the country.
If you have been charged with DUI or a criminal offense in Massachusetts then contact attorney Francis T. O’Brien Jr. today. He is regarded as one of the top DUI attorneys in Massachusetts.