You’re tempted. Admit it. You have a DUI in North Carolina, and your sentence includes putting an ignition interlock on your vehicle. For the next year, you’ll have to breathe into the device every time you drive. And pay the fees. And of course, avoid alcohol when driving. Unless you blow off … [Read more...] about Your North Carolina Ignition Interlock – Why Not Just Blow it Off?
You’re the type who doesn’t like to play by the rules when you drive. You ride in the HOV lane even when you’re alone in the vehicle. You consider a speed limit a casual suggestion. And you chose to drink and drive, which is why you now have an ignition interlock on your dashboard. At this point, … [Read more...] about Tempted to Tamper With Your Ignition Interlock?
Motor vehicle laws are state laws, so if you have an ignition interlock in your vehicle, it’s because a state court or DMV ordered it. If you’re leaving that state and moving to Arizona, you might be wondering if you can ditch your ignition interlock and start over. The answer is no. You’ll have … [Read more...] about I’m Moving to Arizona. Will I Have to Bring My Ignition Interlock With Me?
If the wheels of justice turn slowly, you’d be excused for thinking that the wheels of legislation are parked with the engine off, at least when looking at how some states advance their anti-drunk driving laws. It’s been a long battle to get states to recognize that certain measures work and are … [Read more...] about A Shout-Out to NC Legislators Who Made a Difference in 2015
An ignition interlock has one job, which it does well: preventing your vehicle from starting if you have been drinking. So if you have had a beer or a few, you can’t risk taking your car out for a spin until you are sure that most of the alcohol is out of your system and you’re in shape to … [Read more...] about How Long Must I Wait to Use My Ignition Interlock After Drinking?
If you are convicted of drunk driving in Arizona, you’ll be installing an ignition interlock in your vehicle. An ignition interlock, or car breathalyzer, prevents you from starting a vehicle if you have been drinking. You'll need an ignition interlock in Arizona for any drunk driving offense, … [Read more...] about I Use an Ignition Interlock in Arizona. Can I Drive a Company Vehicle?
If you’re like most DWI offenders in North Carolina, you just want the whole ordeal to be over and done with. There have been - or will be – fines to pay, an alcohol or drug assessment, and a suspension to comply with. And if your blood alcohol level was .15 or higher, or you have at least one other … [Read more...] about I Have an Ignition Interlock in North Carolina… Now, How Do I Get Rid of It?
Certain DUI offenses require you to have an ignition interlock on your vehicle. Those offenses don’t require you to stay in Arizona, however. Since motor vehicle laws are state laws, you might think that you can ditch your ignition interlock if you move out of Arizona. That is not the case, however. … [Read more...] about I’m Leaving Arizona. Can I Leave My Ignition Interlock Behind Too?