SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Two bills that would affect motorists with repeat drunken driving convictions are awaiting final votes in the Illinois House.
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports one bill would require offenders with at least two convictions to have a device measure their blood alcohol level before they can start their vehicles for at least five years.
The legislation was inspired by a 17-year-old Elgin girl who was killed in a drunken driving crash in 2003. The state runs the ignition device program.
The other measure would allow offenders with four or more drunken driving convictions to apply for a restricted driving permit.
Those who apply must prove they are alcohol and drug free for at least three years and have the ignition devices installed in their vehicles.