For DWI offenders, Texas courts may require you to install and maintain an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in your vehicle if you…
Had a breath alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .15 or higher.
Had a BAC level of .02 or higher and you are under age 21.
As a condition of bond.
Are guilty of a second or subsequent DWI offense.
*All Texas IID’s can have a camera installed per your monitoring authority, to take your picture while you perform a breath test.
**You will be responsible for all costs and installation services for the IID, and bring your vehicle in for regular monitoring and service. You may be required to attend and complete a DWI intervention or education program, as well as doing community service.
***Under new law that went into effect September 2015, first-time offender*s* can have access to occupational driver’s licenses as long as they agree to install an IID. This occupational license permits persons arrested for DWI to apply for an Interlock 15 days after their arrest, or they can choose not to drive.
How to Get Your License Quickly in Texas
- File for an SR-22 form, which proves financial responsibility to the state courts. DPS recommends using this site to search for auto-insurance services.
- Call 800.831.3299 to schedule an appointment to have your interlock device installed with a state-approved, Smart Start interlock service provider.
- Pay all your DWI, court and license reinstatement fees.