DUI Plates

Report: Law requiring DUI license plates not applied evenly

A newspaper report out of Cincinnati says Ohio's new law requiring bright yellow license plates for some drunken drivers is easy to dodge. DUI offenders who record high blood-alcohol levels or get caught twice in six months are supposed to get the unmistakable tags automatically. More than eight-thousand drivers in Ohio bought the plates last year, the first year the law was in effect. But The Cincinnati Enquirer says its review suggests other drivers are getting around the law by pleading to different charges or delaying their court hearings.

Supporters of the law say it's still having an effect, but critics say it doesn't do much to stop people from driving drunk.