In New Jersey anyone driving with a BAC of .08% or greater is considered to be DUI. However, a judge may order an ignition interlock for anyone arrested driving with an BAC of .05% or over.
First time DUI offenders in New Jersey 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 during license suspension and for 6 months to 1 year following license restoration. Repeat offenders must have an interlock installed during license suspension and for a period of one to three years after license restoration.
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. For the duration of the interlock period, you may not drive any vehicle other than one in which an IID has been installed. Failure to have an ignition interlock installed when ordered could result in an additional one-year driving privilege suspension. If you’re convicted of a DUI you will required be complete an Intoxicated Driver Program (IDP) at an Intoxicated Driving Resource Center (IDRC)</li>
If the court orders you to install an interlock device, you will receive a notice of suspension from the MVC with instructions on how to obtain the device.
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Any person convicted of an alcohol and/or drug related traffic/driving offense, if court ordered, must participate in a program at an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC).