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New Jersey Looks to Stiffen DUI Penalties

New Jersey drivers who drink before taking the wheel could get an unwanted gift from the state this holiday season. The state Senate is poised to vote in December on a bill that would toughen New Jersey’s DUI law.

Under the legislation — approved June 26 in the Assembly by a 46-15 vote — first-time offenders could be ordered to install locks on their ignition systems that require a Breathalyzer-type test before their vehicle will start. Such interlocking devices are currently in use, but only for multiple offenders with stricter punishments.

Read more: http://njmonthly.com/blogs/garden-state-updates/2014/12/3/state-looks-to-stiffen-dui-penalties.html

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