By WENDY HOLDREN
BECKLEY, W.Va. — A Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) report shows West Virginia is one of the top five best rated states for drunk driving laws.
MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving report rates state laws in five categories: conducting sobriety checkpoints; ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders with a .08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and above; administratively revoking driving privileges upon arrest for drunk driving; creating enhanced penalties for those who drive drunk with children in the vehicle; and adopting penalties and expediting warrants for suspected drunk drivers who refuse an alcohol test.
The five highest-ranked states received a 4.5 out of 5 — Arizona, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada and West Virginia.
Montana scored the lowest with just a half-star. Michigan scored the second lowest with just 1 star out of 5. The five other lowest-ranked states scored a 1.5 out of 5 — Idaho, Iowa, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Wyoming.
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