GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. As of January 1st, a series of new DUI laws will be instated and the state of Colorado is setting the standard for ensuring people don't re-offend.
Getting arrested once for driving with a blood alcohol level of .15 or higher automatically classifies you as a persistent drunk driver.
And law enforcement is cracking down on those who refuse a breathalyzer as well.
"Not only do you lose your driver's license but you also have to have an interlock device installed on your vehicle for a minimum of two years," says Grand Junction Police Department Traffic Sergeant, Dave Stassen.
With the new laws more and more people are going to be instructed to use interlock systems.
To use the system you have to blow into the device, proving you haven't ingested any alcohol, before you can start you car.
Local interlock installers see three to ten clients a week, a number that will increase with the new laws.
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