State troopers warn residents of drinking and driving

Connecticut State Police troopers are advising residents to be careful this coming Fourth of July weekend, reminding them not to drink and drive.

First-time DUI offenders will now be required to install a Breathalyzer in their vehicle.

First-time DUI offenders will now be required to install a Breathalyzer in their vehicle. (7/2/15)

BRIDGEPORT - Connecticut State Police troopers are advising residents to be careful this coming Fourth of July weekend, reminding them not to drink and drive.

News 12 spoke with a state trooper who says now is a good time remind drivers that first-time DUI offenders will now be required to install a Breathalyzer in their vehicle.

The Breathalyzer, called an ignition interlock device, will not allow a start if a driver blows anything above a blood-alcohol level of .025. The law went into effect on Wednesday.

State troopers have praised the device, saying it helps raise awareness of the consequences for drinking and driving.

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