Leandra's Law was signed into law on November 18, 2009 in honor of Leandra Rosado. Leandra was an 11-year old killed while she rode in a vehicle with the intoxicated mother of one of her friends. In response to this tragedy, the NYS Legislature made several changes to the Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL). The law strengthened the penalties against motorists who drink and drive, and requires that:
- any person sentenced for Driving While Intoxicated on or after August 15, 2010 must have an ignition interlock device installed on any vehicle they own or operate
- the driver will have an "ignition interlock" restriction added to their driver license.
When it comes to drunk driving accidents, especially those involving children being injured you need an experienced drunk driving injury attorney. Contact us today at 516-222-4000 for a free no cost consultation.