dui http://ripr.org en RI State Police: DUI Arrests Up In 2013 http://ripr.org/post/ri-state-police-dui-arrests-2013 <p>The Rhode Island State Police have beefed up patrols, cracking down on drunken drivers. State police are also pulling over drivers for texting and driving and not wearing a seat belt.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:46:46 +0000 Catherine Welch 26974 at http://ripr.org RI State Police: DUI Arrests Up In 2013 Proposal Would Require Breath Test to Start Car http://ripr.org/post/proposal-would-require-breath-test-start-car <p>Rhode Island state representative Gregg Amore is proposing a crackdown on drunk drivers.&nbsp; Under a bill he submitted, drivers with a DUI conviction or those who refuse a breath test would be required to have ignition interlock systems installed in their cars. The device requires a driver to submit to a breath test before starting their car. &nbsp;<br><br>Seventeen other states have similar laws, including Connecticut and New York.<br><br>According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, states where ignition interlock programs have significantly reduced recidivism rates.<br> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:20:51 +0000 Flo Jonic 11433 at http://ripr.org