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Ignition Interlock Device, Connecticut

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Ignition Interlock in Connecticut: We're Always Here for You

If you need an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) after an OUI in Connecticut, you want more than just a blow-and-go device. You want skilled, compassionate professionals who are committed to helping you successfully complete your car breathalyzer requirement.

From installation to removal of your car breathalyzer, we’re with you every step of the way. That’s why we’re the No. 1 Ignition Interlock Device Program in Connecticut, in the United States, and the world. Trust Smart Start and schedule an installation appointment today.

Ignition Interlock Locations in Connecticut

Let's get started with an installation in Connecticut that fits your schedule, at one of the convenient locations below.

How much does an Ignition Interlock Device cost
in Connecticut

At Smart Start, we understand the challenges that come with a DUI, and that’s why we provide an affordable and user-friendly IID option to support your successful completion of the Interlock program. Visit our Connecticut IID cost page to learn more.

Laws, Forms, and FAQs in Connecticut

Want more information about Ignition Devices in Connecticut? Smart Start’s got you covered with pages about your state laws, forms, and other Interlock Frequently Asked Questions.


Why Choose Smart Start for Ignition Interlock?

No equipment to buy. No hidden charges. No long-term contracts.

We offer the best Ignition Interlock Devices for Connecticut residents at the lowest price. You’ll know the cost from beginning to end, with no high pressure or double-talk.

Fast, convenient installation. Get an appointment that fits your schedule.

We’ll find a service center near you, often with a same-day appointment. Our specially trained technicians are committed to customized, quality installation.

Old, new, gas, electric, high performance, or low profile. We install on all.

Whether you’ve got an older vehicle or the latest electric model, there’s nothing our technicians can’t handle. Our car breathalyzers are the perfect fit for whatever you drive.

Small, discreet, easy to use. Ignition Interlock shouldn’t be difficult.

Our attractive, handheld car breathalyzer is about the size of a cellphone, with an intuitive keypad and display. You’ll get hands-on training to make sure that it’s easy to blow and go.

Quick calibration. Easy service. More drive-through locations than anyone.

The state will require your Ignition Interlock Device to be serviced and calibrated on a regular basis. Our calibration appointments usually take about 15 minutes at any location that’s handy for you.

Flexible payment options. Easy autopay. Take advantage of our Client Portal.

Everyone’s budget is different. That’s why we offer weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly payments, plus an autopay option. Set it up through our Client Portal app (or go online).

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. 24/7/365 multilingual Customer Care.

There’s always somebody who can help when you have a question about your car breathalyzer, your account, monitoring state laws, or anything else with your Ignition Interlock program.

Getting an OUI in Connecticut

If you’re a first-offender, here are some quick answers to questions you may have about an OUI in Connecticut.

Can I continue to drive?

There are two separate license suspensions or revocations for a OUI in Connecticut: One when you’re arrested and a different one if you’re convicted.

The first is an administrative suspension. After your arrest, the Connecticut DMV will impose a suspension of 45 days, along with a six-month IID requirement. It will generally begin within 30 days of the arrest date.

If you are convicted, your license could be suspended for at least 45 days, with an IID requirement in Connecticut of at least 6 months. This is separate from the administrative penalty, although the two may overlap. They do not run consecutively.

You may be eligible to continue to drive if you:

  • Obtain a Special Operator’s Permit.
  • Install an Ignition Interlock Device (car breathalyzer) on any vehicles you drive.
  • Obtain an SR-22 certificate in Connecticut verifying that you are carrying the amount of auto insurance required by law.

What are the penalties if I’m convicted for drunk driving?

With no other factors – such as injury, property damage,  Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) above the legal limit, under the age of 21, and so on – conviction will involve:


  • First offense: 48 hours to 6 months
  • Second offense: 120 days to 2 years
  • Subsequent offenses: 1 to 3 years


  • First offense: $500 to $1,000
  • Second offense: $1,000 to $4,000
  • Subsequent offenses: $2,000 to $8,000

License suspension

  • First offense: 45 days
  • Second offense: 45 days
  • Subsequent offenses: Permanent

If you’re a first offender, the judge has the option of suspending all but 48 hours of your prison time. You’ll also be allowed to substitute 100 hours of community service in place of the 48 hours.

Plea bargains are not allowed in Connecticut. However, first-time offenders can participate in court-ordered diversion in a pre-trial alcohol education program. Successful completion entitles you to dismissal of your charges, although this option can be used only once every 10 years.

How long will I have a Connecticut Ignition Interlock Device (car breathalyzer)?

Drivers under 21 years old

  • First offense: 1 year
  • Second offense: 2 years
  • Subsequent offenses: 3 years

Drivers 21 years old and older

  • First offense: 6 months
  • Second offense: 1 year
  • Subsequent offenses: 2 years

What should I do next?

Start by getting an Ignition Interlock quote in Connecticut using the form on this page.

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