September 15, 2014

Concluding our blog series Ignition Interlock Devices for DUIs: FAQs, below we will answer a few more questions that people have when they are facing DUI charges, as well as the possibility of being ordered by the court to have ignition interlock devices installed on their vehicles.

While the info provided herein is general in nature, you can easily obtain more specific advice about your DUI case by contacting the Broomfield DUI defense attorneys at The Datz Law Firm.

Q – What happens if the ignition interlock device detects alcohol on my breath?

These ignition interlock device FAQs can clarify some of the questions people may have about these devices. Contact The Datz Law Firm for more info about your DUI defense.

These ignition interlock device FAQs can clarify some of the questions people may have about these devices. Contact The Datz Law Firm for more info about your DUI defense.

A – If a person tries to start his vehicle after having consumed any alcohol and the device detects this alcohol in the person’s system, then:

  • The car will not start.
  • The ignition interlock device will report the “failed” attempt to the vendor, who will, in turn, report the failure to the proper authorities (typically the probation department).

If a person accumulates three failed attempts to start his vehicle within a 12 month period, then he will be required to have the ignition interlock device remain on his vehicle for at least one more year.

Q – Do I have to get an ignition interlock device installed on all of my vehicles or just the one I drive usually?

A – All of the vehicles you drive will need to have ignition interlock devices installed on them to ensure that you are never trying to drive after having imbibed alcohol.

While people may try to drive a friend’s or family members’ vehicles as another way to try to get around dealing with ignition interlock devices in their own vehicles, it’s critical that people are aware of the fact that, if they are caught doing this (because, for instance, they end up getting pulled over by a cop for a minor traffic offense), they can be required to maintain ignition interlock devices on all of their vehicles for another year.

Q – Where can I go to get an ignition interlock device installed on my vehicle?

A – You must go to a state-approved vendor in order to get an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle. According to the Department of Revenue, the following vendors are currently approved by the state to install and maintain ignition interlock devices:

  • #1 A Life Safer of CO – (80) 475-5490
  • 1A Smart Start, Inc. – (800) 880-3394
  • Draeger – (855) 543-4405
  • Guardian – (800) 499-0994
  • Intoxalock – (877) 777-5020

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