Beginning on August 25th drivers in Pennsylvania who are convicted for the first time of drunk driving will have an option. Typically in the past a conviction or a first time DUI would require that a person lose their license to drive for one year. Under the current law there are no exceptions, no driving whatsoever is permitted.
Starting Friday August 25th people who are convicted for the first time will be given the option of having the ignition interlock system installed on their vehicle. Thereafter, these people will be able to drive with a restricted license for one year. With this restricted license a person may be able to do things such as drive to work which they would not have been able to do under the old law.