Baltimore DUI Attorney: 8th DUI Arrest: Case for Mandatory Interlock?

A man in Dover was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and upon a check on the system it was discovered he had 7 prior arrests for DUI according to WMDT. This is obviously someone who needs help and hopefully he will get it.

In addition, the toll on his life, loved ones and his finances these incidents must take is quite significant. As the report states he was driving on a suspended license too. First, being in and out of jail and dealing with the stress of that process can be tough. This stress not only impacts him but also his loved ones.

Without a license your mobility options may be severely limited depending on where you live. This would also impact your job prospects. He probably has issues getting insurance and if any one will issue a policy it will be expensive. DUI arrests also hit your wallet big time.

Finally, if these issues are not enough to keep someone from driving while impaired, the risk to one’s own life and everyone else should be a wake up call. No wonder Mothers Against Drunk Driving is calling for interlock for all those convicted of a DUI starting at the legal limit .08. Right now the interlock applies to anyone convicted with .15 BAC or higher. If that goes into effect you can add the financial burden and all the hassles that come with using the interlock to the list of deterrents.

The motto should be if you have had more than a couple of drink you should not drive and, in fact, for some even a drink might be too much. You know yourself best. Are you buzzed? Don’t drive if you can help it.