New Connecticut DUI law goes into effect July 1st
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Starting July 1, all Connecticut residents who have their license suspended after being charged with operating under the influence will be required to install a breathalyzer on the ignition of their car. The device used to be required after a second offense.
The breathalyzer, known as an ignition interlock device (IID), requires the driver to blow a breath sample into a tube in order for their car to start.
“If they blow in and it’s under the limit that’s set, then they can start their car,” said Skip Church, who lost his 18-year-old son, Dustin, to a drunk driving accident in 2004.