Leadra's Law to affect those convicted of DWI

NORWICH – A provision of Leadra’s Law that would require ignition interlock devices in vehicles driven by DWI convicted individuals won’t be delayed after all.

The New York State Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives is requiring that every county adopt an ignition interlock program by August 15. Last month, the Chenango County Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard B. Decker, R–N. Norwich, attempted to push off any agreement to implement the program for two or more years, saying the cost for monitoring individuals would eventually fall to county taxpayers.

“A provision in the law is that we have to have this.,” Decker said at this month’s board meeting. “Depending on how judges utilize it, it could be a nightmare for us.”

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