BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A number of new road laws will be going into effect on Saturday, October 1. Among them, is the Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, also known as Noah’s Law.
Maryland Department of Transportation Officials say that under Noah’s Law, drivers will be required to participate in the state Ignition Interlock Program if they are found of:
Driving under the influence (DUI)
Driving while impaired (DWI) — while transporting a minor under the age of 16
Driving while intoxicated if there’s an initial breathalyzer test refusal
Killing or inflicting a life-threatening injury on anyone while driving under the influence or while impaired.
An ignition interlock is a device that is essentially a breathalyzer test inside one’s vehicle. It prevents a vehicle from starting when it detects a certain level of alcohol on the driver’s breath and requires the driver to retest at random points while they are driving.