3/5/21 - News Conference: Deana's Law

VIDEO: Virtual news conference hosted by Senator Bob Mensch and Rep. Chris Quinn to introduce "Deana's Law."

Senate Bill 773, known as Deana’s Law, was named in memory of Deana Eckman, a Delaware County woman who was killed by a drunk driver who had five previous DUI convictions.

It would require people arrested for a third or subsequent DUI to wear continuous alcohol monitoring (CAM) devices. Similar to home arrest monitors, breathalyzers and other devices, CAM devices are strapped to the wearer. They randomly sample the wearer’s perspiration for alcohol and transmit the results to a court-designated monitoring agency.

Some counties in the state already use the alcohol monitoring devices on a voluntarily basis and have seen sharp declines in DUI recidivism.