Most Nebraska DUI convictions have a mandatory ignition interlock requirement, or a judge can order the device after a court hearing. In some cases, the DMV may order an ignition interlock, even if a Nebraska DUI case is dismissed in court. Regardless, if you have any type of interlock requirement, you need to watch out for Nebraska ignition interlock violations or face even more consequences.
Nebraska ignition interlock violations include:
- Failing the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test at startup.
- Refusing to take any BAC test, whether upon starting a car or during a rolling retest.
- Failing to complete a rolling retest.
- Attempting to circumvent or tamper with the interlock.
- Failing to make it to calibration appointments within five days of a service notice.
Ignition interlock devices record information, including violations. That data is provided to the court or your probation officer during the course of a routine service appointment. Also, Nebraska requires ignition interlock devices that are camera-equipped to ensure the person using the device upon startup matches the image of a person performing a rolling retest. If not, the penalties for Nebraska ignition interlock violations kick in.
Any of those Nebraska ignition interlock violations mean that you’ll face the consequences of a Class II misdemeanor. Your ignition interlock permit will be revoked and you’ll have to serve out the remainder of your original suspension period without the device.
As long as you use the device as instructed, and ensuring any other drivers do the same, your time will pass quickly. Remember that if you lose the device, you’re back to a suspended license and waiting for others to drive you to and from your job or other appointments and you will have additional legal consequences. It is better to roll with your program than try to cheat the device and the system.