What is ignition interlock device?

  • An ignition interlock device is installed on a vehicle on the occasion of a first DUI with a reading over 0.15, a second, third or subsequent DUI, or a refusal
  • The ignition interlock device requires the driver to blow into a tube, providing a good breath sample, and if there is any alcohol detected, the vehicle will not start
  • If involved in a DUI related incident, it is critical to talk with an attorney, because the cost associated with the device can be very, very significant
  • If installed, it will cost you around $100 per month
  • You will also have to get the vehicle inspected once per month, even if you have no license, which may involve additional costs to you as well as logistical problems
  • You will also most likely incur a significant insurance surcharge
  • In the case of a first-tier DUI, the court may have discretion over whether to install the device, so it is critical to talk with an attorney