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I had the [ignition interlock] device for over 6 months with out a single problem. When I needed to call Intoxalock they were always very helpful.”
- Dave, Indiana Intoxalock driver
What to do after getting a OWI can be confusing. Intoxalock is here to help. We have over 20 years of experience helping people just like you install an ignition interlock in Indiana and get back on the road.
Don’t let the thought of installing a car breathalyzer intimidate you. Our state specialists will help you find a local service center, schedule an installation near your home, answer all of your ignition interlock questions and walk you through the process of regaining your license as quickly as possible.
A court can require an IID for a driver convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated or in lieu of a suspension when there is probable cause to believe a driver was operating a vehicle while intoxicated prior to conviction. The restriction remains in place for the period determined by the court.
Steps to get back on the road quickly and legally:
*If your eligibility date is listed as “indefinite,” then you must complete other requirements before your driving privileges can be reinstated.
A first offense OWI is charged as either a Class C or Class A misdemeanor depending on the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level at the time of arrest. A first offense can only occur if the driver has not been convicted of a previous OWI charge within the past five years. The first offense will be treated as a Class D felony if there were any passengers under the age of 18 in the vehicle at the time of the arrest.
Penalties may include:
A second offense OWI is charged as a Class D felony if it occurs within five years of a previous conviction.
A third offense OWI is charged as is a Class D felony if it occurs within ten years of two previous convictions.
This information is provided as a guideline only. Each case will vary.