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Michigan ignition interlock

Ignition interlock 
device information:

We are responsible adults but this extra security makes it certain that no one that uses our car can ever drink and drive. We take that seriously and believe all precautions should be taken to keep people off the road when they have had too much to drink.

- Jennifer, Intoxalock driver

Michigan ignition interlock laws & requirements

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State of Michigan:

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 Michigan and get back on the road.

Don’t let the thought of installing an ignition interlock device (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.

Intoxalock ignition interlock device benefits:

  • #1 ignition interlock device provider in Michigan
  • Largest service center network in the state
  • Mobile installation available
  • 24/7 customer service support
  • Affordable ignition interlock device pricing
  • Over 1,800 convenient locations nationwide
  • The fastest way to get back on the road legally
State Laws

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State of Michigan ignition interlock & drunk driving laws:

First Offense OWI

Number on ignition interlock provider in MichiganIf you were convicted of a first offense OWI in Michigan, your license will be suspended for 30 days. You may be ordered to complete the following:

  • Pay $100 - $500 fine and one or both of the following:
    - Serve up to 93 days in jail
    - Complete up to 360 hours of community service
  • Serve a 30 day license suspension, followed by 150 days of license restrictions
  • Vehicle immobilization
  • Install an Intoxalock ignition interlock or BAIID device
  • Pay a drivers responsibility fee of $500 to $1000 for 2 consecutive years
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High BAC

If you are arrested on with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.17 or higher, your license will be suspended for 1 year. You may be eligible for a restricted driver’s license after 45 days if you install an Intoxalock ignition interlock device on all vehicles you own or operate. You will be required to:

  • Prove abstinence for a minimum of six months
  • Serve a 45 day license suspension
  • Complete one or more of the following:
    - Serve up to 180 days in jail
    - Complete up to 360 hours of community service
    - Pay a $200 to $700 fine
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Second & Subsequent Offenses OWI

If you are arrested as a repeat offender, the officer will destroy the metal plates on your vehicle, regardless of who the registered owner is, and provide you with a temporary paper plate until your arrest is resolved in court.

If you are convicted as a repeat OWI offender you will be ordered to the following:

  • Pay a $200 to $5,000 fine
  • Complete one or more of the following:
    - Serve five days to five years in jail
    - Complete up to 180 days of community service
    - Serve on probation with 30 days to one year in jail
  • Serve a license suspension of one to five years
  • Possible vehicle immobilization from 90 days to three years or vehicle forfeiture
  • Confiscation of your license plates
  • Install an Intoxalock ignition interlock or BAIID device
  • Pay a driver’s responsibility fee of $1,000 for two consecutive years

Habitual Offender

You will be considered a Habitual Offender if you have been convicted of two or more convictions within seven years, or three or more convictions within ten years.

If you are convicted as a habitual offender, you may apply for an Administrative Hearings Section to be considered for a driver license. You may obtain information about the hearing from your order of revocation or denial, instructions sent to you after you request a hearing or a recorded message with instructions by calling (888) 767-6424.

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

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