2018-Report to the Nation

NEW YORK

4.5 4

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

New York’s Leandra’s Law is a model child endangerment law, making it a felony offense to drive drunk with a child passenger. In 2013 lawmakers made improvements to Leandra’s Law to increase the use of ignition interlocks. Since Leandra’s Law took effect, drunk driving deaths have decreased by 11 percent.

• Expedite warrants for suspected drunk drivers who refuse an alcohol test • Require ignition interlocks or criminalize refusing an alcohol test • Advertise the ignition interlock law during twice yearly federally funded crackdowns on drunk driving (Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over)

NORTH CAROLINA

4.5 3

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

North Carolina is to be commended for conducting sobriety checkpoints and employing no-refusal activities that include expedited warrants. The last time lawmakers in North Carolina took any significant action to curb drunk driving was in 2007 with the passage of the current limited interlock law.

• Pass an all-offender ignition interlock law with compliance-based removal • Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony

NORTH DAKOTA

4.5 2.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

North Dakota needs to take action to address all first-time convicted drunk drivers, not just repeat offenders.

• Pass an all-offender ignition interlock law with compliance-based removal • Conduct sobriety checkpoints at least monthly. • Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony

OHIO

4.5 2.

STATE SNAPSHOT

WAYS TO IMPROVE

Ohio passed Annie’s Law in 2016, expanding incentives for drunk driving offenders to choose an interlock in exchange for a reduction in their license suspension period.

• Pass an all-offender ignition interlock law • Make ignition interlocks available to first-time offenders upon arrest • Enact a law making child endangerment a felony • Require ignition interlocks or criminalize refusing an alcohol test

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