Ignition Locks for DUI Violators

Posted on Apr 03, 2014

Currently in South Carolina, there is a law that requires people with multiple DUI convictions to have a lock on their vehicle that prevents them from driving if it detects alcohol in their system.

The SC House just passed a bill that would require more people with DUI violations to have the lock installed on their car to prevent them from driving and potentially causing more accidents, injuries, and/or deaths.

Depending on the alcohol level of the DUI, the length of time the car is required to have the lock varies. The minimum is 6 months for a first violation of a .15 blood-alcohol level, and for a second conviction of .08 or higher, the lock may be mandatory for up to two years.

The amended bill will now be sent to the Senate for a vote.