Sound Off for March 8th: Should people convicted of DUI be banned from buying alcohol?
New Mexico is considering a law that would prevent anyone convicted of DUI from being able to purchase alcohol.
People would be issued special"marked" driver's licenses that would alert restaurants, grocery stores and liquor stores if they tried to buy booze.
New Mexico has one of the highest alcohol related traffic deaths in the nation.
In 2005 the Legislature passed a law requiring anyone convicted of DUI to have ignition interlock device installed in their car.
So, the new law would work like this: if you are required to have the interlock device in your car for a year, you get the special license for a year and cannot purchase alcohol.
Do you think this is a great idea that should be implemented here? Would it even work? Or do you feel it's too tough?
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