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Iowa ignition interlock

Ignition interlock 
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Iowa ignition interlock device laws & requirements

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State of Iowa:

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 device or car breathalyzer and get back on the road legally in the State of Iowa.

Don't let the thought of installing an ignition interlock (BAIID, IID or interlock system) intimidate you. Our law specialists will answer all of your ignition interlock questions and walk you through the state of Iowa ignition interlock laws, help you find a local authorized service center and schedule an installation conveniently nearby, to regain your license as quickly as possible.

Intoxalock ignition interlock device benefits in Iowa:

  • FREE installations in the State of Iowa*
  • #1 ignition interlock provider in Iowa with the most installation locations
  • The ONLY ignition interlock with 180 day calibrations, saving you time
  • FREE home delivery with our direct exchange program
  • 24/7 customer service support
  • Affordable ignition interlock pricing
  • Over 2,500 convenient locations nationwide
  • The fastest way to get back on the road legally in IA
Ignition interlocks laws and requirements in the State of Iowa

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State of Iowa ignition interlock & drunk driving laws:

Temporary Restricted License

If you are an Iowa resident and your Iowa driver's license has been revoked, suspended or barred, you may be eligible for a Temporary Restricted License (TRL).  A TRL allows you to drive for specific reasons and during specific times.

  • Employment (work permit)
  • Heath care for you or a dependent
  • Child care
  • Continuing education
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Court-ordered community service
  • Probation or parole appointments

For information regarding your TRL eligibility, contact:

Office of Driver Services, Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT)
Phone: (515) 244-9124 or (515) 244-8725 & Toll-free in Iowa: (800) 532-1121
Fax: (515) 239-1837 or Email: ods@dot.iowa.gov
Online: DOT Location 

To apply, submit a Temporary Restricted License Application, Form 430100. If you are approved, you will receive a notice to take with you to a DOT driver's license station where you may be required to:

  • Pass all required examinations (vision, written and/or driving)
  • Complete all requirements of Iowa's OWI law
  • Obtain proof of SR-22 insurance
  • Install an Intoxalock ignition interloc device (Car breathalyzer, BAIID, IID or interlock system)
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First Offense OWI

Number one ignition interlock provider in IowaIf you are convicted of a first offense OWI in Iowa and you do not have a prior conviction or revocation in the preceding 12 years, your license will be revoked for six months. However, you may apply for your Temporary Restricted License (TRL) immediately. You must install an Intoxalock ignition interlock device (Car breathalyzer, BAIID, IID or interlock system) if you tested at a BAC of 0.10 or above or were involved in an accident.

You must wait 30 days before applying if you:

  • Tested at a BAC below 0.15 and you are 21 years of age or older
  • You were not involved in an accident
You must wait 30 days before applying if you:
  • Tested at a BAC of 0.15 or above
  • You were involved in an accident
You must wait 60 days before applying if you:

  • Are under the age of 21.

For a first offense OWI, it is possible to reduce your court fees by up to $625 with the installation of an Intoxalock ignition interlock device. This is solely at the discretion of the judge on a case-by-case basis.


Second Offense OWI

If you are convicted of a second offense OWI in Iowa or have one or move revocations in the preceding 12 years, your license will be revoked for one year. However, you may apply for your Temporary Restricted License (TRL) immediately, but will not be eligible for 45 days. You must install an Intoxalock ignition interlock BAIID in all vehicles you own and operate.

If you choose not to get a TRL, you will need to install an Intoxalock interlock system (Car breathalyzer, BAIID or IID) for one year after you are eligible to regain your driving privileges (Usually 12 months after the effective date of your suspension.)

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Third Offense OWI

If you are convicted of a third offense OWI or more in Iowa, your license will be revoked for six years. However, you may apply for your Temporary Restricted License immediately, but you will not be eligible for one year. Before you can regain your driving privilege, you must install an Intoxalock ignition interlock device (Car breathalyzer, BAIID, IID or interlock system) on all vehicles you own and operate.

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Refusal

Iowa’s implied consent law states that any person who operates a vehicle in the state agrees to have a blood, breath and/or urine test performed if there is a reasonable doubt they are operating while under the influence. A first refusal to provide a breath sample or field sobriety test, will result in a one year license revocation. If you refuse a second or subsequent test, your license will be revoked for two years. However, you may apply for your Temporary Restricted License immediately, but you will not be eligible for 90 days.

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*Free installation on ignition interlocks offer not valid on voluntary leases in the state of Iowa. Installation will cover up to $100 after mail-in rebate. 4 month minimum lease required. Iowa customers only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. 
This information is provided as a guideline only. Each case will vary

 

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