Ignition Interlock Law in Connecticut

As of July 1, 2015, all DUI offenders, even those eligible for the Impaired Driver Intervention Program (successor program to the Alcohol Education Program), will be required to use an Ignition Interlock Device (IID).  The time period is 6 months if you fail a breath, urine, or blood test, and 1 year if you refuse to take such a test. The only way to avoid the IID requirement is to appeal the sus0nesion through DMV and then win at the DMV per se hearing.  This time period penalty will increase for subsequent offenses. As a result of these changes an accused will be unable to use any motor vehicle that is not equipped with such a device for that period of time. Prior to this change in the law only those DUI offenders who's arrest led to a conviction had to use an IID. 

The requirement to use an IID will be preceded by a 45 day license suspension for anyone failing or refusing the above tests. These penalties are imposed by the Department of Motor vehicles and are in addition to any penalties imposed by the court.

Go here to view the exact steps you need to follow to comply with the IID requirement. https://portal.ct.gov/DMV/Suspension/Suspension/Ignition-Interlock-Device-Program

How New DUI Laws Affect Your Case

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