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Kansas DWI Drop

The number of alcohol-related deaths in Kansas drops dramatically.
COLUMBUS, KS -- There were 59 alcohol-related traffic deaths in 2012. That's a 53% dip from the previous year when 137 people died.

Kansas Department of Transportation officials credit Senate Bill 6, which was implemented in July 2011.

The law requires all drivers with a D.U.I. conviction to install an ignition interlock in their vehicles. The device measures the person's blood alcohol content, which must be under .04 for the car to start.

Senate Bill 6 expires in 2015. The Kansas Legislature is reviewing legislation that would eliminate the bill's sunset clause.
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