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New DUI law takes effect in Mississippi

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) –

What is being called a “lifesaving” DUI law has gone into effect in Mississippi.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving announced that starting on Wednesday, anyone convicted of drunk driving in the state will have to have an ignition interlock installed in their vehicle as part of their sentence.

MADD says that the new law is a key victory in its Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, which is focused on passing similar legislation in all 50 states.

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  1. There is a lot of recidivism with drunk drivers. This is a good thing but it is probably as far as the law should go with drunk drivers.

    As an alcoholic I know that if a person really abstains from alcohol for a few months they notice changes in themselves but Diversion does little to require their clients stay sober for the full time.
    Many people take classes on Friday afternoons so they can drink all weekend. If we could make them truly abstain they could get some distance and see what they are doing.

    The crime is drunk driving, not alcohol abuse. We want them to not drive drunk. This device accomplishes that objective.

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