NJ DWI Penalty Revisions Conditionally Vetoed By Governor Christie

On March 23, 2015, Governor Christie conditionally vetoed Assembly Bill A-1368.

The bill would have radically changed penalties for NJ DWI offenders by replacing mandatory license revocations with conditional licenses – conditioned upon the installation of an ignition interlock device on his/her car.

The Governor’s recommendations with the veto would increase NJ DWI penalties by making the ignition interlock mandatory for all first offenders and increasing the term of the ignition interlock for all offenders.