Ignition Interlock Laws in Arizona

Arizona drivers whose licenses have been suspended or revoked for certain DUI or alcohol-related traffic offenses may apply for restricted licenses. These allow them to use their vehicle with an ignition interlock device.
When you are arrested for a DUI in Arizona your license can be suspended in two different ways:

  1. Administrative: This happens at the scene of your arrest if you fail a breath test (i.e. have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher), or refuse to take one. The suspension is immediate but you are given a 15 day grace period during which you can drive to get your affairs in order
  2. Judicial. This occurs when you are sentenced by a court

During the administrative grace period you can challenge your suspension. If you do not, or if your challenge is unsuccessful, your license will be suspended on the 16th day, for a period of 90 days.

SituationFineJailLoss of license
1st Offense$100 to $400 plus $500
Highway assessment fee
Up to 1 year or 60
hours community service
30 days - 18 months
nd Offense$300 to $1000Up to 1 year1 to 2 years
3rd Offense$400 to $50001 to 5 years3 years
  • NOTE: For extreme DUI (.15 or higher) licenses are revoked rather than suspended. If your license has been revoked, your driving privileges are terminated. After your revocation period has ended, your driving record must be investigated before a new license is issued, and an interlock must be installed for 1 or 2 years after driving privileges are restored. The court may also impound the vehicle for a 3rd offense.
  • Arizona drivers whose licenses have been suspended or revoked for certain DUI or alcohol-related traffic offenses may apply for restricted licenses. These allow them to use their vehicle with an ignition interlock device

➨ Steps to Regaining Your License in Arizona

Additional Resources

Arizona Department of Transportation – Ignition Interlock

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