An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Ignition Interlock Device Requirements in the Laws Regarding Operating Under the Influence

An Act To Amend the Motor Vehicle Ignition Interlock Device Requirements in the Laws Regarding Operating Under the Influence

This act changes the period of suspension and reinstatement for 3 or more Operating Under the Influence offenses.

The court ordered suspension of a drivers license increases from 6 years to 8 years. This means if you are commit and are convicted of a third or more Operating Under the Influence offense after October 8, 2013 your license suspension will be 8 years instead of 6 years.

Despite the increase in the length of the suspension a person driver’s license that is suspended for a third Operating Under the Influence offense may petition to get their driver’s license restored after 3 years if the person installs an interlock ignition device and meets all other requirements for reinstatement. The period of 3 years was 4 years prior to this amendment to the law.

A person driver’s license that is suspended for a fourth or more Operating Under the Influence offense may still petition to get their driver’s license restored after 4 years if the person installs an interlock ignition device and meets all other requirements for reinstatement.

Keep in mind that an Operating Under the Influence offense is a conviction for Operating Under the Influence or a suspension for failure to submit to a test to determine your blood alcohol level.

The effective date of this new law is October 8, 2013.

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