When you get hit with a DWI, the road in front of you seems long and complicate. In order to regain your driving privileges, you'll have to fill out paperwork, attend classes and meet with attorneys and others involved in the process. Sometimes answers are hard to find, but they are out there. So … [Read more...] about 8 Steps to Restoring Your Freedom to Drive After a DWI
Today's post comes to us from Steve Oberman of the Tennessee-based Oberman & Rice firm. This post was first published in the DUI News Blog. Now it's time to learn about the risks of driving after taking legally prescribed medication. ***** I receive many calls from persons arrested for DUI due … [Read more...] about Unexpected DUI: Risks of Driving After Taking Legally Prescribed Medication
In our last post, we laid out one of several costs that come along with having an ignition interlock installed in your vehicle other than the monthly fee. You see, in North Carolina, all ignition interlock providers charge about the same per month, right around $75. But there are several other costs … [Read more...] about Ignition Interlock Costs Part 2
In North Carolina, if you're pulled over while drinking and driving, and you blow a BAC level of .15 or higher, you're required to install an ignition interlock device in your car. And once it's in your car, you aren't permitted to operate the vehicle if you have any alcohol, even trace amounts, in … [Read more...] about What Are BAC Set Points?
If you missed Parts 1 and 2 of this series, my name is Bryce Little and I'm the Market Coordinator for Monitech. My job is to educate attorneys and alcohol assessment counselors on ignition interlocks. Over the course of this past year, I’ve received hundreds of questions about ignition interlocks. … [Read more...] about Top Ten Interlock Questions: Part 3
If you missed Part 1 of this series, my name is Bryce Little and I'm the Market Coordinator for Monitech. My job is to educate attorneys and alcohol assessment counselors on ignition interlocks. Over the course of this past year, I’ve received hundreds of questions about ignition interlocks. Now, it … [Read more...] about Top Ten Interlock Questions Answered: Part 2
In early 1989, the founder of Monitech approached the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) about using the emerging technology of a breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID) as a highway safety measure. The BAIID would allow drivers who had had multiple DWI convictions and their licenses … [Read more...] about N.C.’s Ignition Interlock History Part 1: How It all Got Started
What’s an ignition interlock device? A small breath analyzer that requires a clean, alcohol-free breath sample by a driver in order to start a vehicle. What’s the purpose of the device? Ignition interlocks are used across the nation as an alternative to license revocation. When the law … [Read more...] about Ignition Interlock 101: The Basics