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What is an ignition interlock device?

NJ DWI FAQ  |  See also:  NJ Criminal Defense FAQ

Q) What is an ignition interlock device?

A) If your driver's license was suspended for a DWI or Refusal you may be required to install an ignition interlock device.  This device is attached to the ignition of your vehicle.   It has a breath tube and prevents the vehicle from starting if you blow into it and your BAC exceeds 0.05%.  If the court sentences you to install an interlock device, you will receive a notice of suspension from MVC with instructions on how to obtain the device.  Failure to have an ignition interlock installed when ordered by the Court could result in an additional one year driving privilege suspension. Ignition interlock manufacturers have installation locations throughout New Jersey. When selecting an ignition interlock provider, consider the installation and monitoring fees and installation center site convenience.
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