Interlock Facts

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This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's spotlight on front groups and corporate spin.

Interlock Facts is a front group operated by Berman & Co. Berman & Co. operates a network of dozens of front groups, attack-dog web sites, and alleged think tanks that work to counteract minimum wage campaigns, keep wages low for restaurant workers, and block legislation on food safety, secondhand cigarette smoke, drunk driving, and more.

Interlock Facts describes itself as a special project of the American Beverage Institute (ABI), which states that ABI's mission is to "promote responsible alcohol consumption."[1] However, its primary focus is actually opposing any lowering of the legal blood alcohol limit for drivers, and fighting smoking bans in bars. According to Interlock Facts' website, "ABI has gathered a wealth of information about 'universal' interlock technologies and the anti-alcohol activist groups behind the movement."[2]

According to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Interlock Facts "seeks to block nearly all attempts to install interlock ignition devices in cars."[3]


American Beverage Institute
1090 Vermont Ave NW Suite 800
Washington, D.C., 20005

Phone: 202-463-7110

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  1. American Beverage Institute, American Beverage Institute, accessed March 2008.
  2. Interlock Facts, Interlock Facts About page, Interlock Facts website, accessed June 9, 2014.
  3. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Berman Exposed, Berman Exposed website, accessed June 9, 2014.
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