ANNAPOLIS, Md. - New drunk driving laws will go into effect in Maryland on Saturday.
The Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016, also known as 'Noah’s Law,' will require a person convicted of certain alcohol-related driving offenses to participate in the Ignition Interlock System Program.
The program will require a convicted person to blow into the ignition device every time they start their car. Each interlock device will bear the likeness of Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta who was fatally struck and killed on Dec. 3 of last year by a drunk driver while on a DUI task force in Rockville.
Luis Reluzco, the man who struck and killed Leotta, had been drinking whiskey and beer for four hours prior to the accident and had a blood alcohol content of .22 – three times the legal limit. He pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter earlier in the year.
Also going into effect, 'Alex and Calvin's Law.' This law is named after two Wootton High School graduates – Alexander Murk and Calvin Li – who were killed in a drunk driving accident last year after leaving an underage drinking party. This new law adds possible jail time to adults who host parties with minors drinking.
Here is a complete list of MVA bills passed: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/about-mva/legislation/2016.htm