(Atlanta, GA) —Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) today announced its "2013 Legislative Champions" and recognized Representative Tom Rice and Senator Donzella James for their leadership within the Georgia General Assembly to stop drunk driving.
"MADD thanks Chairman Rice and Senator James for authoring DUI reform measures. MADD appreciates their tireless work and commitment to advancing MADD's mission in Georgia by promoting effective DUI countermeasures like ignition interlocks for convicted drunk drivers," said MADD National President Jan Withers.
In 2013, Senator Donzella James for introducing SB 15 and SB 18 legislation requiring interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers and increasing penalties for driving drunk with a child passenger in a vehicle. Representative Tom Rice authored HB 671 requiring ignition interlocks for first-time offenders with a blood alcohol concentration of .15 or greater.