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Lawmakers to consider ignition interlocks for drunk drivers

By Marshall Griffin, KWMU

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri lawmakers will debate legislation next year that would require those convicted of drunk driving to have an alcohol interlock device on their vehicles in order to get a restricted driver's license.

The bill is being sponsored by Republican House Member Neal St. Onge of St. Louis County.

"St. Onge filed a similar bill late in the last session, but time ran out before it could be passed," St. Onge said.

According to the State Highway Patrol, more than 118,000 drivers in Missouri have at least two DWI arrests, and about 7,500 have five or more arrests.