News Conference Scheduled for Thursday July 7 in the Wilkes-Barre Area To Outline Implementation of PA’s New DUI Ignition Interlock Law

Senator John Rafferty (R-44), local officials, families of DUI victims, and other advocacy groups will hold a news conference at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 7 at Kaschak’s Foreign & American Auto, 115 Oxford Street, Hanover Township, Luzerne County.

A car equipped with an ignition interlock system will be available for demonstration purposes.

They will discuss the state’s new ignition interlock law, Act 33 of 2016, including how the law will be implemented, specific provisions, and public education efforts.

The law, passed in May after six years of effort and advocacy, would require most first-time offenders of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) to have ignition interlocks installed on their vehicles for at least one year.  It is intended to reduce repeat DUIs, decrease highway crashes and save lives, while allowing drivers to use their vehicles for work and other purposes in a controlled setting.

CONTACT: Nolan Ritchie (717) 787-1398