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States with Ignition Lock Laws Curb Drunk Driving Deaths by 15%

State laws that require drivers who’ve been convicted of drunk driving to pass a breathalyzer-type test before starting their cars saved an estimated 915 lives between 2007 and 2013, according to a new study. The findings represent a 15 percent …

200 Kentucky DUI Cases in Jeopardy After Suspension of Breathalyzer Operator

More than 200 drunken-driving cases could be in jeopardy after officials said a former breath test operator for Louisville’s corrections department was suspended after allegations that she lied on a report and in testimony under oath. The Courier-Journal reports that …

Mass. High Court Orders Hearing on Alcotest Breathalyzer’s Reliability

Massachusetts’ highest court has ordered a hearing on the reliability of breathalyzer device Alcotest 7110 MK III-C in a drunk driving case where the defendant — along with 61 other defendants in similar cases — challenged the accuracy of test …