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Maryland General Assembly Passes Fix to Noah’s Law

Click here for statement from Maryland highway safety coalition 

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a proud part of a Maryland highway safety coalition celebrating the Maryland General Assembly’s passage of a fix to Noah’s Law, passed in 2016 in memory of Montgomery County, Maryland, Officer Noah Leotta. HB 105 strengthens Noah’s Law by requiring ignition interlocks for drunk driving offenders who plead down to Probation Before Judgement (PBJ), which accounted for 60% of the 10,161 DUI / DWI offenders in 2023 in Maryland.

From Noah’s father Rich Leotta: 

“Thank you for honoring the memories of my son Noah and all victims of impaired driving with the passage of this bill that will finally close the loophole in Noah’s Law and save lives. I am truly grateful to the lead sponsors – Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary and Senator Jeff Waldstreicher, the House and Senate judiciary committees, and the persistence of many advocates who made this much needed change to Noah’s Law a reality. Also, our thanks to the Moore Administration for its support. We look forward to the Governor’s signature.”

From Vickie Brown, whose 12-year-old son Darius was killed by a drunk driver: 

“I am grateful that Maryland legislators passed this fix to Noah’s Law to ensure more drunk drivers will use an ignition interlock. Requiring these devices for all drunk drivers will stop repeat offenses and protect other families from being shattered by this violent, 100% preventable crime.”

Contact: Becky Iannotta, [email protected]


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