There are plenty of people who are able to get through a car breathalyzer or ignition interlock requirement without a test failure or any other issues. Usually, these are the DUI offenders who regret their actions and just want to put the entire ordeal in the rearview mirror. That car breathalyzer is just a reminder of their mistake, and, the sooner it is removed, the sooner life can move forward.
Then there are those who haven’t realized the dangers of drinking and driving, despite multiple convictions. Even with a car breathalyzer requirement they still want to have the freedom to make the wrong choice. Sometimes, that “freedom” is found by trying to mechanically bypass the car breathalyzer. Other times, an offender tries to drive after drinking, resulting in a car breathalyzer failure. Then, there are those who decide to drive a vehicle without ever installing a car breathalyzer in the first place. That is the riskiest type of a car breathalyzer “failure,” since a convicted drunk driver then has every ability to re-offend and possibly harm others in the process.
Failing to install a car breathalyzer will signal to the court that a drunk driving offender is not trustworthy, and that they are not committed to changing risky behaviors and dangerous patterns in their lives. It also means that the offender will face even more consequences, including a longer car breathalyzer time requirement, a total loss of driving privileges, or even incarceration.
A typical car breathalyzer failure can be a nightmare. It shows that you’ve been drinking and were attempting to drive your vehicle, which is what got you into trouble in the first place. The failure to install the device is even worse, for you and everyone on the road, but, both situations are avoidable. You just have to install the device and then remain sober when driving.