When 11-year-old Leandra Rosado was killed in a car accident, her father vowed to get legislation passed that could prevent such tragedies. Leandra died in the back seat of a car driven by a friend’s intoxicated mother.
Leandra’s father succeeded in getting the New York Legislature to pass the Child Passenger Protection Act, also known simply as Leandra’s Law.
The law requires anyone convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New York to install and maintain an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he or she owns or operates. That’s a condition of the person’s probation or conditional discharge. An ignition interlock is a breath-analyzing device designed to prevent the vehicle from starting if the driver registers an illegal blood-alcohol level.
Leandra’s Law has several important provisions that apply to employers of people who have been convicted of DWI.
Employer obligations, rights
First, the new law does not requ...(register to read more)