Certified Ignition Interlock
How it Works
A certified ignition interlock device is a breath-analyzing instrument that is wired to the vehicle's ignition and installed on the vehicle dashboard, along with a camera and a GPS. Before the vehicle can be started, the driver first must exhale into the device. If the interlock detects alcohol on the breath, the engine will not start. This measures your breath alcohol content (BAC) level. You'll only be able to start your vehicle if your BAC level is under 0.020.
At random times after the engine has been started, the device will require the driver to provide another breath sample. If it isn't provided, or the sample exceeds a set BAC level, the device will log the event, warn the driver and then continue to request another sample until a clean breath sample has been provided.
For safety reasons, the device cannot turn off the car ignition once it has been started.
Please Note: Your Arizona Driving Privileges must be reinstated in order to establish a starting point for your required ignition interlock time frame. You can reinstate online or visit an MVD or Authorized Third Party office.
Reinstate your driver license online