Oklahoma City (OKC) is one of those laid-back cities with moderate traffic, a perfect place for anyone who loves to drive, but hates a grinding commute. With a love of driving, however, comes a responsibility to remain sober behind the wheel, and with the OKC interlock device laws, most people find themselves making the right choice when it comes to drinking and driving. Others, however, may get to experience those laws first hand, and face the entire process of a DUI, including the courtroom experience, and an OKC interlock device.
When your interlock device was installed, you were given information on how to use it, and what the various lights and tones would mean. Most of the time, these are prompts for testing your breath for alcohol, or reminders that your ignition interlock needs to be serviced. If you have a “violation reset,” however, you need to immediately contact your OKC interlock service provider. Here’s why:
Your ignition interlock has recorded a violation, which means any of the following:
- Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tested above the pre-set limit when starting your vehicle, within a pre-determined time.
- You illegally started your vehicle.
- During a “rolling re-test,” your BAC was too high, or you refused the test.
No matter the reason for your violation, your next step is to get your vehicle and your OKC interlock device into your service provider as soon as possible. Only an ignition interlock technician can reset your device, and any data recorded must be transmitted to your reporting agency.
As laid-back as Oklahoma City is, there is still very little room for a person who keeps trying to drive under the influence of alcohol. If your OKC interlock device shows it needs a “violation reset,” not only do you need to have it serviced, but, you should be prepared to examine the reasons for the reset – especially if they indicate a lack of commitment to sober driving.