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One month from today, the final portion of New York State’s Leandra’s Law goes into effect, mandating that everyone convicted of DWI has an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle. The device is connected to a breathalyzer. Any driver who uses a vehicle with an interlock must blow a .00 in order to start the car.

Julie Smith is the Genesee County Probation Director. She says the new law will make her job a lot tougher.

The cost of the interlock device will be charged to the offenders. They can cost up to $110 a month. Smith would like to see the devices installed as standard equipment on every car sold in the U.S.

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