Did you know that the installation of the ignition interlock device applies to all DUI offenders?

by Aaron Black • November 01, 2016
DUI & IID go hand in handAs part of a plea or conviction for any DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona you will be ordered to install the ignition interlock device (IID) for a period of at least one year depending on your circumstances. Arizona invoked the ignition interlock law in 2007. The law states that anyone who is arrested with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over .08, you will be required to have the IID installed on your vehicle. Beginning January 1, 2012 a first time DUI under a .15% BAC you will only have to have the interlock for 6 months.

ARS 28-3319 – D

On receipt of a report of conviction from a court, the department will require any motor vehicle that the convicted person operates to be equipped with a functioning certified ignition interlock device and the convicted person must meet the requirements prescribed in section 28-1461 as follows:

For twelve months if: (a)The person is convicted of a violation of section 28-1381 or section 28-1382, subsection A, paragraph 1 or section 28-1383, subsection A, paragraph 3, subdivision (a).

The installation of the Ignition Interlock Device (IID) begins from the date that your driving privilege is revoked or from the date you receive the report of conviction, whichever occurs later.

An ignition interlock device is installed on your car to deter drinking and driving. Once installed, before the vehicle can be started you must deliver a breath sample into the device. If you refuse to provide a breath sample or the sample exceeds a set blood alcohol level the IID (Ignition Interlock Device) device will log the event, warn you that you must provide a breath sample or let you know that you’ve exceeded the set blood alcohol level and then an alarm will start until the ignition is either turned off or a clean breath sample is provided.

In situations where you do not legally own a vehicle or you simply do not intend to operate a vehicle during the suspension, your driving privilege will still remain suspended or revoked until you install an interlock on a vehicle in order to reinstate your driving privilege.

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