Recently, a 38-year-old man from White Plains was accused of driving under the influence and failure to install an ignition interlock device. He was spotted by the New York State police because he was illegally parked on I-287 in Harrison, New York. The police interviewed him and found that the man was intoxicated. He was taken into custody and tested, and his blood alcohol content was found to be 0.15%.
The man had two prior DWI convictions over the past 10 years. Therefore, he was required to operate a vehicle only when an ignition interlock device had been installed. When he was picked up, an ignition interlock device had not been installed in his car. Accordingly, the prosecutor charged him with felony driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle. He was also charged for the misdemeanor of operating a car not equipped with an ignition interlock device.
If you’ve been convicted of driving while intoxicated or aggravated driving while intoxicated, you will need to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in any car or other vehicle you own or use. In most cases, this device needs to be installed for a minimum of 12 months.