Indiana OWI and Interlock Laws

Indiana’s OWI and Ignition Interlock Laws

Indiana ignition interlock laws require that an ignition interlock device (IID, also known as an in-car breathalyzer) is installed on an offender’s vehicle after the 2nd violation of Indiana OWI laws.

A 1st OWI offense is a Class C Misdemeanor charge carrying penalties including probation, a $500 fine, license suspension up to 90 days, and if the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .15 or over, a jail sentence of up to 60 days.

A 2nd OWI offense is a Class D felony charge carrying penalties including a jail term of between five days and three years, and at least 180 hours of community service. Your license will be suspended for between 90 days and two years, and you also face fines of up to $10,000. In Indiana, you are labeled a second-time offender if you have had a previous OWI conviction within the last five years. You may also have to undergo drug and alcohol assessment and treatment. You may be eligible to obtain probationary driving privileges after serving an initial period of your suspension. As a condition of obtaining driving privileges, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.

A 3rd OWI offense is a Class D Felony, warranting between 10 days and three years in jail, 360 hours of community service and a fine of up to $10,000. Your license can be suspended for up to two years and you will have to undergo a drug and alcohol assessment and treatment. You may be eligible to obtain probationary driving privileges after serving an initial period of your suspension. As a condition of obtaining driving privileges, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.

 

Every situation and state is unique, please consult with your attorney or your state licensing authority to confirm your requirements and obligations.

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Interlock Process

How do I get an interlock license?

  • Visit in.gov/bmv to find out when your driving privileges can be reinstated in Indiana and to download a copy of your certified driving record. If the eligibility date is listed as “indefinite” then there are some requirements you must complete before your license can be reinstated.

  • Call LifeSafer Ignition Interlock at 800-634-3077 to schedule your ignition interlock installation. Ask about discounts and special money-saving offers!

  • Bring the following to your installation appointment: your current registration or title, proof of insurance, court referral paperwork, and a permission slip from the vehicle’s registered owner if you don’t own the vehicle to be installed (alternatively, the owner may appear and sign a waiver).

  • Once the requirements have been completed, contact the court so that they can send the information to the BMV. You cannot notify the BMV directly.

  • Your insurance provider must provide proof of insurance as required on your Viewable Driver Record or Official Driver Record. Have your insurance provider submit the form (e.g. SR-50 or SR-22) to the IN BMV. You cannot submit the forms to the BMV yourself.

  • Pay all insurance and/or reinstatement fees as noted on your Viewable Driver Record or Official Driver Record. You may pay those fees online, by phone at 888-692-6841, or by mail.

Interlock Cost

How much does an interlock cost in Indiana?

In the state of Indiana, an ignition interlock (IID) is the same as the national average of $3 per day. But when you get a LifeSafer IIDs, you get much more than the device.

Our devices are tested thoroughly before heading out the door to your neighborhood service center. Certified technicians use their expertise and extensive training to install the device in your vehicle no matter what vehicle you drive. If you have questions at any point during your program, you have a customer service team here for you.

Those are just a few reasons why Indiana customers have trusted LifeSafer for over 30 years.

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Navigating OWI laws in Indiana can be difficult. That’s why LifeSafer partners with experienced OWI attorneys and treatment centers throughout the state to provide our clients with accurate legal advice. Call us now at 800-634-3077 and a knowledgeable Customer Support Consultant will guide you through the steps to regaining your freedom to drive.

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Jeff Terrill
127 W Berry St #700
Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46802
260-420-7777

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704 West Washington Avenue
South Bend, Indiana, 46601
574-232-5883

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129 Main St
Auburn, Indiana, 46706
260-925-6318