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If an individual is convicted of Driving Under the Influence, in addition to all other penalties and fines, will only be permitted to operate a vehicle equipped with an Ignition Interlock Device, if one or more of the following circumstances existed at the time of their arrest:
1. If the driver of the vehicle is found to have a blood alcohol concentration of fifteen hundredths of one percent (.15%) or higher;
2. If a person under eighteen (18) years of age is in the vehicle at the time that the driver is found to be DUI.
3. The impaired driver is involved in a traffic accident for which notice to law enforcement is required and the accident results from the individual’s intoxication.
4. If the driver of the vehicle is found to be in violation of the implied consent law and has a conviction for Implied Consent, Underage Driving while Impaired, Open Container or Reckless Driving, when the original charge was for Driving Under the Influence, that occurred within the last five (5) years of the instant implied consent violation.
5. Upon conviction for First Offense Driving Under the Influence, a court may, in its discretion order the person to only operate a vehicle with an ignition interlock device, forthe entire period of the restricted license. (Effective 7/1/2012)
If an individual is convicted of Driving Under the Influence, they may elect to have an Ignition Interlock Device installed, under the following circumstances:
1. If an individual is convicted of Driving Under the Influence and has previously been convicted of Driving Under the Influence or Adult Driving While Impaired, who receives a revocation of their license for not less than two years, may after one year become eligible for a restricted drivers license. If granted the restricted drivers license, the individual may only operate a vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device for the remainder of the suspension period and not less than six (6) months after said period has ended. (Effective 5/27/2011)
2. If an individual is convicted of Driving Under the Influence and is eligible for a restricted drivers license, the individual may petition the court to have an IgnitionInterlock Device installed on their vehicle. If the court approves this request the individual will not have any geographic restrictions that would normally accompany a restricted drivers license. (Effective 5/27/2011)