If you are charged with a DWI conviction in North Carolina, you can check the paperwork given to you by the court to see if you need an ignition interlock device installed. The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) is your first point of contact, then check with your DWI … [Read more...] about How Do I Know If I Need an Interlock Device?
If you’ve been ordered by the courts to install an ignition interlock, you have two choices. You can install the device and get back to living your life and enjoying your privilege to drive. OR, you can choose not to install the interlock because on top of all the other costs associated with a DWI, … [Read more...] about Why Take the Risk? An Ignition Interlock Will Cost You Less.
Short Answer: No. Having anyone else take the test and then have you start driving is considered circumventing the device. Most states have laws that include fines and jail for individuals assisting in the circumvention of an interlock. Additionally, interlocks randomly ask for additional tests … [Read more...] about Can Someone Else Drive Your Car When An Interlock Device is Installed?
If you find you are required to install an ignition interlock device (IID or sometimes referred to as a car breathalyzer) as part of your license recovery process in North Carolina, you’ll want to take some time to decide which interlock provider suits you best. Most people just rely on search … [Read more...] about How Do I Switch Ignition Interlock Providers?
You’re new to having an ignition interlock device (IID) and you have questions. One of the most common questions asked is ‘Will an interlock drain my battery?’ At Monitech, we take vehicle maintenance seriously and do what it takes to ensure you can drive legally and safely at all times. If … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Should Know About Ignition Interlocks and Car Batteries
Every driver should know the legal level for drunkenness in a driver: a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of .08%, or .08 grams of alcohol per 100 grams of blood. But an ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer, doesn’t stick a needle in your arm and draw blood to test it. It gets the information … [Read more...] about A Car Breathalyzer Doesn’t Test My Blood. How Can It Know My Blood Alcohol Concentration?
If you are stopped under suspicion of impaired driving in Arizona, the police officer will ask you some questions, check your license, and observe your behavior. If he or she thinks you might have been drinking, you’ll be presented with a breathalyzer and asked to blow into it. Should you do it? … [Read more...] about Stopped for DUI in Arizona. Do I Refuse the Breath Test?
The North Carolina House has shown what it’s made of. Legislators passed two DWI bills which, if they became law, would make life tougher for drunk drivers in the state, and thus make the roads safer for everyone. Support was overwhelming for both House Bill 31 and 32. The first bill changes the … [Read more...] about Two Strong DWI Bills Pass First Hurdle.
Next Stop: North Carolina Senate