New drunk driving laws to go into effect in New Jersey

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New drunk driving laws will be going into effect in New Jersey Sunday.

The law gets rid of license suspensions for first-time offenders with a blood alcohol level below .15%.

Once convicted, those drivers will have to keep an ignition lock on their car for three months, and blow into it every time they want to start the engine.

First-time offenders over .15% could still get their license suspended for four to six months.

They must also install an ignition lock for an additional nine to 15 months after that.

 

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