Car Breathalyzer Devices, also called Ignition Interlock Devices (IID), are a small device that is about the size of a cell phone. The device is connected to your vehicle’s ignition system. You can find your local ignition interlock installer below.
Information on Utah DUI and Ignition Interlock Laws
Utah DUI laws require that all persons convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) must have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle.
Depending on how severe the offense is in Utah, your license will either be suspended (i.e. your driving privileges will be temporarily taken away by the DMV) or revoked (i.e. your license is taken away by the court and you must apply for a new one, including tests)
Your license will be suspended for most DUI offenses, as well as for some reckless or unlawful conduct. For a 2nd or subsequent DUI conviction, manslaughter or negligent homicide while driving, and other serious offenses, your license will be revoked.
Generally, the interlock must be installed for 18 months for a driver over 21, and three years for a driver under 21. Those with prior DUI offenses, a violation related to an already-installed interlock, and those who refuse a chemical test or commit some other violations will be required to use an interlock for three years. Felony DUIs require an interlock for six years, and an automobile homicide will result in a 10-year interlock restriction.
When you are arrested in Utah, your license will be confiscated and replaced with a temporary license that expires in 29 days and your vehicle will likely be impounded. If you are ordered to install an interlock and are caught driving without one, you could be sentenced to jail and face fines of up to $1940, lose your license for one year and receive an interlock restriction for an additional three years.
NOTE: Utah is the only state where the per se limit is less than .08. If you take a breath, blood, or urine test for the presence of alcohol and your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .05 or higher, you are presumed to be driving under the influence (DUI).
How much does an interlock cost in Utah?
An ignition interlock (IID) is about $3 per day on average in Utah, but what you are paying for goes beyond the device. LifeSafer IIDs are tested and calibrated for accuracy before ever going out the door.
Our customer service and reporting specialists are also part of LifeSafer’s value to our customers. Your Utah installation center is constantly updating their training and calibration service so your program runs smoothly and we can install an interlock on any vehicle. There is a lot riding on your device working properly and LifeSafer invests in accuracy and ease of use.
Utah Ignition Interlock Resources
Utah Ignition Interlock Program Information: https://dld.utah.gov/iid/
- Any person being convicted of a DUI alcohol violation in Utah will be ignition interlock restricted. Call LifeSafer Ignition Interlock at 800-634-3077 to schedule your ignition interlock installation. Ask about discounts and special offers!
- LifeSafer will notify the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of the installation.
- Visit any Driver License Division location to pay the $85 reinstatement fee and $255 Administrative Fee. Other fees may apply depending on individual circumstances.
Every situation and state is unique, please consult with your attorney or your state licensing authority to confirm your requirements and obligations.
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