Ignition Interlock Laws in New Jersey
New Jersey laws state that first time DUI (driving under the influence) offenders whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .15% or higher, as well as offenders who refuse to submit to an alcohol test, must install an ignition interlock device (IID) in their vehicles for a period of six months to one year, starting immediately after license suspension has been served.
For repeat offenders, the interlock must be installed for a period of one to three years starting immediately after your mandatory license suspension period
- When you are convicted of a DUI, you must immediately turn your license over to the court
- New Jersey does not have a temporary or work license option. You may not drive while your license is suspended
- The court may require you to install an IID even if your BAC was below .15%
- For the duration of the interlock period, you may not drive any vehicle other than one in which an IID has been installed
- If you’re convicted of a DUI you will be complete an Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP) at an Intoxicated Driving Resource Center (IDRC)