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Senate approves car breathalyzer bill

Posted at 2:44 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 09:32:02-04

A bill aimed at keeping teenagers from drunk driving is one step closer to becoming a law.

Tuesday, the State Senate passed a bill that would allow parents to install a breathalyzer in family vehicles, with the results only being reported to the parents.

Currently, the devices can be installed voluntarily but state law requires that the information is reported to the Secretary of State.

The bill's sponsor, Senator Rick Jones of Grand Ledge, says it will stop teens from making a life-changing mistake while also maintaining privacy.