News

Drunken Driving Restrictions

Photo: clipart.com

Des Moines, IA (AP) — The Iowa Senate has rejected amendments to a bill attempting to change Iowa’s law dealing with drunken drivers.

The Senate on Monday voted against a House provision to mandate the installation of ignition interlock devices for all drunken driving offenders. As part of the House plan, offenders could receive restricted licenses if they installed the devices, allowing them limited driving privileges.
Currently, drunken driving offenders have their licenses suspended, even on the first offense.

The Senate-backed bill would allow first-time offenders to avoid suspension if they install an ignition lock device, which requires drivers to show they haven’t had alcohol before their vehicle ignition will unlock. Subsequent offenses could still carry the suspension.

The bill will now die unless lawmakers from each chamber work together to reach agreement.

Local Headlines

in Local

Storm Boat Capsizing

boat

No injuries were reported in a boat capsizing in Storm Lake ...

in Local

Grassley Visiting NW Iowa

Grassley-090507-18363- 0032

Senator Chuck Grassley will be holding eight town meetings in Iowa...

in Local

AVHF Named A Top CAH

avera

Avera Holy Family Hospital Hospital deemed one of the top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation...

in Local

Nursing Home Fined

gavel

North Lake Manor of Storm Lake has been fined more than $31,000...

in Local

Iowa Budget

dollar sign

Iowa's State Auditor Mary Mosiman is predicting the state budget will remain positive for the next 11 months...