GiantFan666 wrote:They are usually only busted out for repeat offenders like the 3 time winners of the dwi award...
Check out the article:
Everyone who commits an impaired driving offence on or after December 23, 2001, and is subsequently convicted, must have the ignition interlock device installed after their licence is reinstated if they want to drive.
They are much rougher in Iowa
where my cousin lives. Plus they know how to spell license and offense without all the silly British c's.
Administrative revocations for test failure - Breath test indicates BAC over .08.
First Offense Violations:
• 180 day revocation
• Eligible for temporary license immediately as long as there was not an accident causing personal injury or property damage and you blew under .15.
• Must wait 30 days for temporary license if you blew over .15 or an accident occurred.
• Must get an ignition interlock device installed if BAC is greater than .10 or an accident occurred if you want to get a temporary license.
* Ignition interlock devices must be put on all vehicles owned and operated by a person seeking a temporary license.
Anyway, as to the device, we've had those in Texas for quite some time. Don't see them very often anymore, they usually just flat suspend the person's license down here now and that's that.
This was honestly the first time I had ever even heard about it. I agree much more with Texas. There doesn't seem much point in adding in devices that people will just find a way around. Take away their license and then they are screwed if they try and drive, drunk or not.