Temporary DUI Law May Be Made Permanent

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Michigan lawmakers want to make permanent a pilot project that lets repeat drunken drivers get a restricted driver's license by installing a breath alcohol ignition device on their vehicle.
Legislation to extend indefinitely a 2010 law won approval unanimously in the House Wednesday and moves to the Senate.
The law requires the secretary of state to issue a limited license to people who've lost their license if they participate in a sobriety court program and have an ignition interlock device. Some Michigan courts provide substance abuse treatment as an alternative to jail time.
Participants in the pilot project have been shown to comply with using the ignition devices.
The law is scheduled to expire at year's end. A restricted driver's license allows travel to work, school and substance abuse programs.

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