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Louisiana ignition interlock

Ignition interlock 
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Louisiana ignition interlock device laws

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What to do after getting a DWI 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 in Louisiana and get back on the road.

Don’t let the thought of installing an ignition interlock (car breathalyzer, BAIID, IID or interlock system) 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. 

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State laws

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State of Louisiana ignition interlock device & drunk driving laws:

First Offense DWI

If you were convicted of a first offense DWI in Louisiana, your license will be suspended for 90 days to two years if your blood alcohol content is above 0.20 percent. You may be eligible for a hardship license after 30 days. A restricted license may be issued in many cases if the driver agrees to the installation of an Intoxalock ignition interlock or BAIID device for the period of suspension.

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Second Offense DWI

If you were convicted of a second offense DWI in Louisiana, your license will be suspended for one year without eligibility for a hardship license. Your license will be suspended for four years if your blood alcohol content is above 0.20 percent and will require a mandatory three years of an Intoxalock ignition interlock or BAIID device installation.

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Third Offense DWI

If you were convicted of a third offense DWI in Louisiana, your license will be suspended for one year without eligibility for a hardship license. Your license will be suspended for four years if your blood alcohol content is above 0.20 percent and will require a mandatory three years of an Intoxalock ignition interlock or BAIID device installation.

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Refusal of a chemical test

First refusal: Your driving privileges will be suspended for one year if you refuse to alcohol testing. You may be eligible for a hardship license in many cases if you agree to the installation of an Intoxalock ignition interlock or BAIID device for the period of suspension.

Second and subsequent refusals: Your driving privileges will be suspended for two years if you refuse to alcohol testing in addition to a prior refusal. You may be eligible for a hardship license in many cases if you agree to the installation of an Intoxalock ignition interlock or BAIID device for the period of suspension.

  • A Refusal with a previous suspension on the driving record for Refusal, submit to the chemical test for intoxication, submit Underage, DWI, UDUI or Vehicular Negligent Injury. The Supreme Court ruled on October 16, 2012 that if there is a Refusal on a record with a prior alcohol related offense, installing the interlock as a condition of reinstatement is no longer required, unless the refusal resulted in a DWI conviction.
  • A BAC of 0.08% or above received within five years of a previous suspension on the driving record for Refusal, submit to the chemical test for intoxication, submit Underage, DWI, UDUI or Vehicular Negligent Injury.
  • A BAC of 0.08% or above or a Refusal involving an accident with serious bodily injury or, substantial risk of death.
  • A BAC of 0.08% or above or Refusal where there was a passenger in the vehicle 12 years of age or younger.
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Ignition Interlock Requirement Criteria

In order to reinstate your driving privileges, please contact the Louisiana Department of Public Safety at (225) 925-6146 to determine when you are eligible for reinstatement or a restricted hardship license. Also, make sure to obtain your SR22 insurance if needed usually due to a Refusal. Once you have served your suspension and you are eligible for reinstatement. Contact Intoxalock to schedule your installation appointment. Remember, once your installation is complete, you must provide your lease agreement and certificate of installation as proof that your ignition interlock is installed.

  • The ignition interlock device must be installed in all vehicles the driver will be operating prior to reinstatement of the driving privileges.
  • As a condition of reinstatement, the ignition interlock device must remain installed for the duration of the suspension of driving privileges with a minimum requirement of 180 days. If a restricted interlock license was issued at any time during the suspension period, credit will be given for the time the interlock device was installed.

NOTE: The suspension or revocation time period associated with an alcohol-related offense, or refusal, may be longer than the requirement to have the ignition interlock device. If an offender chooses to remove the device prior to the end of their suspension or revocation period, their driving privileges will again be withdrawn until the suspension or revocation period ends and all re-licensing requirements are met.

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This information is provided as a guideline only. Each case will vary.

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