France gives convicted drunk drivers option of 'alcolock' device

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After a successful trial project in several regions, the French interior ministry has given the national go-ahead for a scheme by which drivers convicted for being drunk at the wheel – except for repeat offenders and those found to have more than 1.8 grams of alcohol per litre of blood – may escape a driving ban if they fit their vehicle with a breathalyser device that prevents the engine from starting if they are over the legal limit.    

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Convicted drunk drivers in France will be able to avoid a ban if they install breathalyser 'alcolocks' that prevent their vehicles from starting if they are over the alcohol limit, reports The Telegraph