CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s House and Senate have voted to authorize a limited driver’s license for first-time drunken drivers to go to work, medical treatment, school or other locations approved by a judge.
They voted yesterday to send the bill to the governor. The license must be suspended for 45 days before applying for limited driving privileges.
People applying for the special license must have an ignition interlock device installed on the vehicle and could only drive to specified locations, such as to work or to attend an alcohol or drug treatment program. They would be required to carry a copy of the judge’s order with them and provide a copy to local law enforcement to have on file.
If approved, the law won’t take effect until 2016.