Ignition Interlock Devices in Minnesota

Criminal defense attorney Robert M. Speeter has been advocating for the availability of ignition interlock devices for years.  He was the first attorney in Minnesota to convince the Court to allow his client to use the technology following a DWI conviction, and he has been crucial in making this technology available to DWI offenders statewide.  Here is a link to a 2007 City Pages article detailing Speeter’s early dedication to implementing ignition interlock devices: http://www.citypages.com/2007-03-07/news/a-kinder-gentler-dwi/.

Bob Speeter is a member of the Minnesota DWI Task Force, which is asking Minnesota lawmakers in 2015 to consider several proposals aimed at preventing drunken driving.  These proposals include expanding the availability and appeal of ignition interlock devices.  Today Speeter is quoted in the Star Tribune on the topic: http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/287306571.html.