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Noah's Law goes into effect October 1

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WUSA9) -- The Noah's law, a law meant to keep drunk drivers off the streets in Maryland goes into effect October 1.

All drivers convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol will have to blow into ignition devices to prove they haven't drunk too much before their cars will start.

Ignition interlock devices will have to be installed for six months in the vehicle of anyone who blows the legal limit of .08 in a breath test, or else the person's license would be suspended for six months.

A driver who refuses a breath test would have to use the device for nine months, or accept a nine-month suspension.

It's known as "Noah's Law" after 23-year-old police officer Noah Leotta, who was struck and killed by a drunk driver at a sobriety checkpoint.

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