Well, here we go folks, the great state of Texas is implemented interlock ignition DWI detection equipment for punishments related to the enforcement of the criminal code as it relates to drunk driving in Texas.
In cities like Houston this will have a major impact on the attitudes of drivers who normally drink and drive without getting intoxicated, but are afraid of the possibility for being stopped in possession of an open container and being forced through the embarrassment of such a device being attached to their vehicle.
AMARILLO, TEXAS — Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed a bill with the aim of cutting down on drunk driving.
HB 2246 was signed into law and it requires judges to punish a DWI offender with a license suspension or the installation of an ignition interlock.
“They’ll get in the car, they’ll turn the key on, and then they have to do a blow,” said Rob Robertson, with Auto Trim Design. “When they do a blow, it monitors the alcohol content. So, if it’s a clean blow, they start the car and leave.”
They may as well make folks put banners on their back windshields that read “I am a drunk driver”.
Even though I am saying bad things about the new ignition interlock for DWI offenders being forced on first-time mistake makers, I do understand the need to curb the problem of drunk driving in Houston, and the state of Texas as a whole. Also, it may give offenders a chance to learn a lesson without being forced to serve jail time.
They will pay however. I’m sure the courts will force the cost of this implementation directly down on the defendants, which will likely create vast sums of revenues for the people who make, own, maintain, build, and sell the devices. Considering the corruption in America, this law is probably based on nothing but earning profit, as most laws and regulations are.