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Vermont aims to protect its citizens and roadways with strict laws around driving under the influence, or DUI. Drivers who are convicted of DUI in Vermont risk large financial penalties, license suspension, and possible jail time. Some offenders are able to regain driving privileges if they agree to install an ignition interlock device from an approved provider, like Intoxalock.
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There are more than 30 approved installation locations for Intoxalock devices in Vermont. At your appointment, the technician will install your device and provide you with an overview of how it works. They will also share the certificate of installation, which you might need to regain driving privileges. If you are ready to install your device, we can help you make an appointment at an installation center near you.
Vermont requires even first-time offenders to obtain an ignition interlock device in many cases. The offender is required to cover the cost of installation and monthly monitoring. This guide will explain DUI penalties and the interlock policy in Vermont.
Vermont penalizes DUI offenders with administrative, financial, and legal penalties. The penalties may increase depending on the circumstances of the offense.
Drivers who refuse a test may still face a variety of penalties. Notably, a test refusal for a first offender will result in a six-month license suspension immediately. This can increase if the offender is later found guilty of DUI in court.
Vermont allows some drivers to regain driving privileges. Even drivers with a lifetime suspension may be eligible, depending on their previous driving record. To find out if they are able to get an Ignition Interlock Device Restricted Device in Vermont, drivers should:
Intoxalock is an approved provider in the state of Vermont, and our devices meet all state criteria. This means that our devices will meet the interlock criteria for a Restricted Driver’s license. The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles is the monitoring authority for the interlock program, which means that testing data is shared with them.
Ignition interlock devices are sometimes called car breathalyzers. The devices are used to prevent drunk driving. When an interlock device is installed, it is wired into the vehicle’s ignition system. The device will require the driver to blow into it to take a Breath Alcohol Content (BrAC) test.
Typically, the interlock device is required for at least the length of the license suspension term. The court may decide to extend the term based on the circumstances of the incident.
Why choose Intoxalock Vermont?
Offenders in Vermont are required to pay for the installation and leasing fees for their interlock device if it is mandated. The typical cost of installation is around $100 and monthly leasing costs between $2.50 and $3.50 per day.
An attorney can help you in court. They understand the process and make sure you have all necessary information and paperwork. If you are looking for representation, we partner with several attorneys throughout the state who can help.