The law has little tolerance for driving under the influence. Now, it seems the law may have even less tolerance of those who are convicted of their first DUI, whether in Florida or another state. A congresswoman is currently proposing a change in federal laws which call for harsher penalties for first-time DUI offenders.
The proposed legislation would make it mandatory for states to force first-time offenders to install ignition interlock devices in their cars. Usually, this is only required for repeat offenders or minors convicted of drinking and driving. This would mean that motorists convicted of a DUI offense, even for the first violation, would be required to blow into the device before attempting to drive their cars. If the driver has consumed any alcohol, the device will blocks the car’s ignition from starting the vehicle.