For those of you schmucks who like to hit the bottle at the local bar after work and then drive home then you had better listen up. According to a little publication called the New York Times, a new zero tolerance drunk driving policy is going to be put into place in New York State on August 15th. Leandra’s Law states that anyone who is convicted of drunk driving will be required to install in their automobile, a breathalyzer (for a minimum six month period) that will not allow your car to start if it detects that the amount of alcohol on your breath is over a certain threshold.
According to the Director of the state Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives Robert Maccarone, the devices are leased and cost the offender between $70 and $100 per month plus the cost of installation. New York state has an annual average of about 25,000 convictions, 4,000 in the New York City area alone. So, while some of you may be thinking that this is big brother coming down on you, the fact of the matter is that this was caused by the insane amount of drunk driving incidents that have resulted from incompetent jackasses driving under the influence.
Read more at: New York Times