- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa lawmakers are attempting to change the state’s law dealing with drunken drivers.

The Senate voted 28-20 Tuesday to approve a measure that would change current law, particularly dealing with devices that require drivers to show they haven’t had alcohol before their vehicle ignition will unlock.

Under the bill, offenders could begin driving more quickly than under current law if they install an ignition lock device.

Sen. Chris Brase, a Democrat from Muscatine, says the legislation is meant to create incentives to help offenders get back on the right track.

But Senate Minority Leader Bill Dix, of Shell Rock, says in a statement that he’s concerned offenders would be too easily let back on the road.

The bill now goes to the House.

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