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Idaho has a variety of penalties for driving under the influence (DUI), including both financial and administrative penalties. Many offenders may have their license suspended, but some could be eligible for a diversion program. Participants in the diversion program are required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in order to regain their driving privileges. This guide will discuss the interlock program and policies in Idaho.
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In Idaho, the legal blood alcohol content limit is .08 percent, and drivers who test at or above that level risk a DUI conviction. With a DUI conviction, there are administrative penalties that include license suspension. Some drivers are eligible for a diversion program and may be able to regain their driving privileges if they install an IID.
There are a variety of penalties for DUI in Idaho. The penalties increase if there are prior offenses on record or depending on the specifics of the incident.
Offenders who refuse to take the test will still be penalized. They risk having their license suspended for one year.
Qualified offenders may be able to regain driving privileges during their suspension period by obtaining a restricted driving permit. They must also meet additional criteria, including:
There may be additional criteria depending on the circumstances of the incident. Some offenders may be required to complete additional tasks or wait out a portion of their suspension period.
Idaho approves Intoxalock interlock devices for DUI offenders, and there are many Intoxalock locations throughout the state. Intoxalock is the #1 interlock brand in the United States. Intoxalock devices are easy to use and feature a simple one-button operating system.
An ignition interlock device is a small electronic item that helps prevent drunk driving. When installed in a car, an IID requires a breath alcohol test (BrAC) before it will start:
The length of time required is determined by statute and the circumstances of the offense.
There are many costs to getting a DUI, in addition to fines. For example, offenders are responsible for the cost of their interlock device. The devices typically cost between $2.50 and $3.50 per day to lease.
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A DUI attorney can help you through the court process. They will represent your best interests and make sure you understand what is happening. If you are having trouble finding an attorney, we partner with several in the state.