Some DUI Offenders Get Twice Daily Breath Tests Instead of Ignition Interlocks in Florida

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Florida Judges now have the option force some DUI offenders to have their breath tested twice a day for alcohol instead of blowing into ignition interlock devices – machines that prevent a car starting if alcohol is detected. The DUI program, in its pilot stages, allows judges to require repeat DUI offenders to essentially be sober 24/7 for a period of time instead of having ignition interlock devices installed on their vehicles. DUI laws in most states, including South Carolina, require interlock devices for drivers with more than one DUI conviction.

The Jacksonville-based DUI pilot program requires that drivers submit to twice-daily breath tests, random urine tests or continuous monitoring using drug patches or ankle bracelets. DUI offenders who fail the breath test for the first time will go to jail for 12 hours and will face 24 hours for a second failure. The same consequences apply for DUI offenders wearing patches or bracelets.  Three strikes and you're out: DUI offenders with three failures go back in front of the judge to potentially face more substantial jail time.

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Source: Florida Times Union, Twice-Daily DUI Breath Tests