You may need to install an Ignition Interlock in Indiana if you were convicted of an OWI and want to restore your driving privileges. Indiana does not require an Ignition Interlock for all OWI cases, but for first offenses, a judge can order an Ignition Interlock. Repeat cases must use an Ignition Interlock.
If you have an Ignition Interlock requirement, then you need to install the device on any vehicle you operate. In addition, Indiana law requires you to have a camera in your vehicle to take a photo of you every time you take a test with your Ignition Interlock.
Below is general information that shows how long your license suspension period will be according to the number of OWIs you have received within five years.
OWI Offense License Suspension Additional Info
|First (within five years)||Up to two years||There’s higher penalties if you refuse your breath test. Higher penalties may also occur if your BAC was .15 or higher.|
|Second (within five years)||Between 180 days and two years|
|Third (within five years)||Between one and 10 years|
You can find out the status of your driver’s license specifically by calling the BMV at 888-692-6841. You can also view your driving record online, which will show the earliest date to reinstate your driver’s license.
How Long Will I Need an Ignition Interlock in Indiana?
The Ignition Interlock requirement period can vary depending on your case details such as your offense number or the circumstances around your arrest. The average range can be anywhere from six months to one year.
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