Alabama Becomes 21st State to Pass Ignition Interlock Legislation

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HOUSTON COUNTY -- The Alabama legislature passed SB 319 earlier this week making it the 21st state to require ignition interlocks for all drivers convicted of driving under the influence who have a suspended license.

For Douglas Flood, the father of a victim, this new legislation is worth the time and money.

"Even if it just saves one life, it's done it's purpose," Flood said.

Flood lost his daughter, Angela, to a drunk driver in October 2008.

After Governor Robert Bentley signs the bill, it will go into affect within three months.

If a convicted driver chooses not to install the device, he or she will simply forfeit driving privileges.