CHICAGO - A proposal to allow four-time DUI offenders a chance to drive again is getting support from Sam Canzoneri, executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving-Illinois, who says a second chance is better than saying no way, never.
“We’d rather have a BAIID device. We’d rather make sure that the motorist is at least attempting to follow the rules as opposed to circumventing the system and going out and just driving illegally,” he said.
A BAIID is a breath-alcohol ignition interlock device; it requires a driver to test negative for alcohol before his or her car will start.
Democrat Secretary of State Jesse White disagrees with the idea. “I still believe that if they’ve had four bites at the apple, they should not get any more,” he said.
White is willing to keep an open mind on the bill, which has advanced to the floor in the Democrat-controlled Illinois Senate.