MADD to release first 50-state report on ignition interlocks

    The group Mothers Against Drunk Driving will release its first report on the number of times drunken drivers are stopped from using their vehicles by ignition interlock devices in all 50 states.

    The group will release the report Wednesday in Annapolis.

    MADD is releasing the report in a state where lawmakers are pushing to require all drunken drivers with blood alcohol content of .08 or greater to have the ignition interlock devices. Now, state law requires them for those with a BAC of 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit for driving.

    The group also is focusing on Maryland because of the December death of Officer Noah Leotta. He was killed while working on a driving-under-the-influence assignment. The Maryland measure is being called “Noah’s Law” in honor of the officer.

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