Arizona Ignition Interlock Laws and MVD Rules

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AT QUICKSTART IGNITION INTERLOCK WE UNDERSTAND HOW CONFUSING THE DUI PROCESS CAN BE. WE ARE HERE AS A RESOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE FOR OUR CLIENTS. WE KNOW THE MORE INFORMATION YOU HAVE ABOUT THE LAWS AND RULES OF THE PROGRAM THE EASIER IT WILL BE FOR YOU TO NAVIGATE THROUGH THE PROCESS.

Arizona Interlock Laws

6 MONTH DEFERMENT ELIGIBILITY FOR THE IGNITION INTERLOCK PROGRAM
MVD WITHHOLDING THE RENEWAL OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION
SPECIAL IGNITION INTERLOCK RESTRICTED DRIVERS LICENSE (SIIRDL)
IGNITION INTERLOCK PROGRAM DURATION

Arizona MVD Interlock Program Rules

Make sure you understand the rules of the mvd interlock program to help insure a seemless interlock program. Here are some helpful hints

  • Avoid using the interlock device for 20 minutes after using mouthwash or use alcohol free mouthwash.
  • Make sure you reinstate your driving privileges with the mvd immediately following the installation of the interlock device.
  • Do not contaminate the mouth piece of the interlock device with perfumes, colognes, body sprays, hand-sanitizer etc. These substances contain alcohol.
  • Do not leave your vehicle running while it is unattended as this is a sure way to miss a running test.
  • Anyone who uses vehicle other than yourself should be thoroughly trained on the use of the device. Quickstart will gladly help train them.
HIGH BREATH ALCOHOL FAILURES FOR PARTICIPANTS OVER 21 YEARS OF AGE

TWO Breath alcohol fails at or above a .080 will result in an Ignition Interlock Program Violation which might result in a possible extension of the interlock program.

HIGH BREATH ALCOHOL FAILURES FOR PARTICIPANTS UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE

ONE Breath alcohol fail at or above a .020 will result in an ignition interlock program violation and might result in a possible extension of the interlock program.

MISSED OR FAILED RUNNING TEST

The Arizona MVD requires the interlock participant to take breath samples at random intervals after the vehicle is started.  Once the device prompts the participant for a test they have 6 minutes to complete the breath sample.  ONE failed or  three missed running tests could result in an Ignition Interlock program violation and might result in a possible extension of the interlock program.

TAMPERING /CIRCUMVENTION

Trying to bypass an ignition interlock device by re-wiring the connections or by attempting to administer something other than a breath sample into the device is an Ignition Interlock program violation and will result in a possible extension of the interlock program.  If there is a need to disconnect your vehicles battery you must contact your QuickStart Interlock to notify them and provide receipts of repair or a receipt of new battery.

Any obstruction or re-positioning of the ignition  interlock camera is also considered a tampering violation and can lead to a six month extension of the interlock program.

REMOVING THE DEVICE FROM THE VEHICLE DURING THE PROGRAM

The MVD allows an ignition interlock program participant 72 hours between the removal of the ignition interlock device and the re-installation of the device.  If the participant exceeds this 72 hour window the MVD requires the participant start the program over from the very beginning During this 72 hour period an ignition interlock program participant is not allowed to operate a vehicle that is not equipped with an ignition interlock device.

REMOVING THE INTERLOCK FROM THE CORD WHILE THE VEHICLE IS RUNNING

Do not remove the interlock from the cord while the vehicle is running as this is viewed as circumvention and is a program violation.

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