Illinois lawmakers are attempting to create more laws regarding drunken driving. The Illinois House of Representatives will soon be voting on adding the two bills into legislation. If passed, one of the bills would require individuals, who have been convicted two or more times of DUI, to have a device installed on their vehicle that measures their blood alcohol level before the vehicle would start. The device will not allow the vehicle to start if the driver has a blood alcohol level over the legal amount. The bill would require the device to be on the vehicle for five years.
The other bill regarding drunk driving is on the other end of the spectrum. Illinois representatives will be voting on whether or not to allow individuals with four or more driving under the influence convictions to apply for a restricted drivers license. Requirements for the license would be proof of being drug and alcohol free for three years and to have the ignition device installed on their vehicle.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with drunk driving accident cases, and can help you or someone you know who has been injured or killed in a drunk driving accident. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 100 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your drunk driving accident.