Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced today that Alcohol Detection Systems, a national supplier of ignition interlock
devices, has been summarily suspended and may no longer supply breath alcohol ignition interlock
devices in Michigan.
17 January 2018 - US-based automotive electronics company Directed has acquired breathalyzer-based ignition interlock
device provider Alcohol Detection Systems, the company said.
Directed, a division of DEI Holdings, has acquired Alcohol Detection Systems, a provider of breathalyser-based ignition interlock
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 17, 2018-Directed Acquires Breathalyzer-based Ignition Interlock
Device Specialist Alcohol Detection Systems
Devices (IID) have proven to be powerful when it comes to fighting DUIs.
The Model Guideline for State Ignition Interlock
Programs notes that "State ignition interlock
programs include partners in law enforcement, state highway safety offices, prosecutors, judiciary, driver licensing agencies, probation, manufacturers, and treatment (p.
The addition of Smart Start DUI ignition interlock
devices has added 200 potential clients.
Now lawmakers, criminal defense lawyers, civil libertarians and one of the five companies that provide ignition interlock
services in the state have all asked the Public Safety to suspend the new requirement while the policy and legal issues are untangled.
Requiring ignition interlock
devices for people convicted of drunken driving can prevent traffic fatalities, new research finds.
Maryland enacted a law that requires ignition interlock
devices for anyone convicted of drunk driving; New Mexico increased penalties on the worst repeat offenders and drunk drivers who kill someone on the road; Tennessee passed a law that requires a judge to order an ignition interlock
device for all convicted DUI offenders; Wisconsin enacted a bill that makes a fourth drunk-driving offense a felony; and Oklahoma is closing a loophole in existing law that allows drunk drivers to accumulate multiple convictions.
In-car breathalyzers--or ignition interlocks
--have stopped more than 1,770,000 would-be drunk drivers across the country since states first passed ignition interlock
laws, according to a Mothers Against Drunk Driving report.
One now-widespread technological option is the ignition interlock