While Indiana law requires motorists suspected of driving while intoxicated to take the breath test or face a 1-year suspension of their driver’s license, Hodgkins said some high-profile cases where deals were cut on criminal drunken driving charges have raised doubts about the requirement.
Hodgkins appeared at a news conference Monday in which Melina Kennedy, Democratic candidate for Marion County prosecutor, made the proposal regarding plea deals.
“I’m concerned about people saying that they don’t need to take a Breathalyzer, and that it might actually help their (criminal) case,” she said.
Earlier this year, Brizzi's office allowed Nancy Irsay to cop a plea for reckless driving, even though she was pulled over by police after she sped her car through an intersection at more than 70 mph in a 30-mph zone, causing her car to go airborne. Irsay refused to take a breathalyzer when asked to do so by police.