New Jersey Changes Drunk Driving Laws
New Jersey's drunk driving laws was amended, and the changes went into effect yesterday.
The law gets rid of license suspensions for first-time offenders with a blood alcohol level below .15%. Drivers will have to install an ignition lock on their car for three months, and blow every time they start the engine.
First-time offenders over .15% could still get their license suspended for four to six months, and must install an ignition lock for an additional nine to 15 months after that.
Am I the only one that thinks this is too lenient? Even if you're a first time offender, if you blow a .15%, you're still nearly double the legal limit, but you won't lose your license? I understand the idea that people need to be able to drive to work or whatever, but with Uber and Lyft, there's no excuse to ever drink and drive. I'm all for the harshest penalties when it comes to this. Can't drive to work? Maybe you shouldn't have driven drunk, a-hole.
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