San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr and advocacy organization Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) will on Monday urge a senate committee to pass legislation requiring all DUI offenders to have interlock devices installed on their cars.
The legislation would expand upon California’s pilot program, which requires DUI offenders in Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Tulare to have them installed post-conviction. If passed, the legislation would expand the program to all 58 counties in California, according to a news release.
The devices, commonly referred to as IIDs, test the breath of drivers and stop the car from starting if a blood alcohol concetration (BAC) reading tests positive for alcohol.
Senator Jerry Hill and relatives of people killed by drunk drivers will also be at the Monday meeting, set to take place at the San Francisco Police Department headquarters.