Noah’s Law

Support Noah's Law

We urge you to contact your elected officials to support Noah’s Law as it makes its way through the legislative process and ultimately to the Governor’s desk for signature.

Click here to find and email your elected official 
(Sample Message: Dear Senator/Delegate ____: I am writing to urge you to support Noah’s Law (HB 1342/SB 945) that is being considered in this legislative session.)

MCCC supports the proposed legislation. 
Read MCCC's testimony here. 

Twenty-four year old fallen Police Officer Noah Leotta is among the fallen officers memorialized at the Montgomery County Public Safety Memorial in Gaithersburg. The memorial recognizes the courage and sacrifice of our fallen Public Safety Personnel and reminds us of the supreme sacrifice each officer has made for us. 

Police Officer Noah Leotta succumbed to injuries sustained on December 3, 2015 when he was struck by a drunk driver near the intersection of Rockville Pike and Edmonston Drive. He was conducting a traffic stop on Rockville Pike at approximately 9:45 pm while working a special assignment on the agency’s Holiday Alcohol Task Force. He had contacted the driver and was getting back into his patrol car when a second vehicle struck his patrol car and then struck him.

Officer Leotta was transported to Suburban Hospital where he remained on life support until passing away on December 10. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was held on suspicion of drunk driving. He has subsequently been charged with manslaughter by automobile and additional charges. Officer Leotta served with the Montgomery County Police Department for almost three years. He is survived by his parents and sister.

Noah's Law

A bill (HB 1342 | SB 945) has been introduced in the Maryland General Assembly notably referred to as Noah’s Law. This bill expands on existing Maryland law and would require first-time and repeat offenders to use an ignition interlock. An ignition interlock devise prevents a driver from starting the vehicle if a breathalyzer result registers a higher blood-alcohol level than allowed (a BAC level of .08).

 

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