As of July 1, 2018, Alabama law requires all persons convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or in a pre-trial diversion program for a DUI offense cannot drive a vehicle that does not have an ignition interlock device installed for the prescribed period of time referenced below.
An ignition interlock device, also known as a blow-and-go, is an electronic mechanism installed in a vehicle that requires a breath sample in order for the vehicle to start. The vehicle will not start if the machine registers a breath alcohol content (BrAC) of 0.02 or higher.
*A refusal to submit to breath alcohol testing will result in a 1-year addition to the ignition interlock term upon conviction. For example 1st DUI: 2-year interlock term, 2nd DUI: 3-year interlock term
Persons who received the DUI before they turned 19 years old and who were adjudicated in juvenile court are exempt unless otherwise mandated by the court.
The interlock provisions, including the reduction in licensure suspension period, does not apply to commercial driving privileges.
People who live more than 50 miles from, calculated by radius from your home, a certified ignition interlock device provider are not required to install the device.
People that do not own a car must pay $75 per month to the court for the entire time they would have the ignition interlock device installed and you must serve the entire suspension or revocation period.
It is vital that you have a knowledgeable attorney to help guide you through the process.
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