The DUI you got over the holidays was a pretty big wake-up call. Now you’re faced with a whole new life, including responsibilities that weren’t there before. You’re not only in the hot seat for driving under the influence of alcohol, but you probably also have an Oklahoma ignition interlock requirement after your night of bad judgment. Oklahoma doesn’t take too kindly to drunk drivers and has been doing the work to ensure there are less intoxicated dangers on the roads than ever.
An Oklahoma ignition interlock device is required if:
- Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was at or above .15 percent at the time of your arrest.
- You’ve been convicted of a DUI before, either in Oklahoma or in another state.
- A judge orders you to install and maintain and ignition interlock device.
- You refuse BAC testing and violate Oklahoma implied consent laws.
- You are found eligible for an interlock through the DPS, and want to reinstate your driver’s license.
That all means that when you have an ignition interlock requirement, you cannot just install any kind of device. You need to have a certified interlock service provider install your device, calibrate your device and later remove your device. Because of the commitment you’re making to remain sober, you want a certified service provider, and a state-approved device so that you have the most accurate proof of your sober driving record. Plus, interlock devices that are installed by trained service providers will provide the best experience for your vehicle throughout your requirement period.
When you have a DUI, you will likely have an Oklahoma ignition interlock requirement for a few months, even for many first-offense convictions. Ensuring you have a state-approved ignition interlock that is serviced only by trained technicians at a certified service provider eliminates much of the worry you could experience.