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Rhode Island

How do I get an interlock license?

To get an interlock license in Rhode Island, follow these steps in our guide. If you require assistance during the process, call a LifeSafer State Expert at 800-634-3077 now.

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Rhode Island
Information on Rhode Island DWI and Ignition Interlock Laws


An Administrative Suspension happens automatically if you fail a breath test, or refuse to take one. The RI DMV imposes penalties in this case, but you can request a hearing to challenge your administrative suspension.

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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You can also undergo judicial suspension, from the criminal court. This occurs when you are sentenced by a court after a trial or plea agreement.

You must deal with both types of suspensions separately in the state of Rhode Island. For example, an administrative judge can dismiss your DWI, but you will still have to appear in court to face criminal charges.

The severity of the criminal penalty depends on your blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Rhode Island determines DUI penalties using three BAC levels: .08 to .10, .10 to .15, and .15 or higher.

For 3rd DWI an ignition interlock device is mandatory for two years after sentence.

Rhode Island Administrative DWI Penalties include loss of license for 45 days to two years, mandatory substance abuse assessment and treatment, possible ignition interlock installation, and possible vehicle confiscation.

There are additional fines and suspension periods for refusing a BAC test and for underage DWI. You can find that information and more on the RI DMW website.

How much does an interlock cost in Rhode Island?

In Rhode Island, the cost of an ignition interlock (IID) is around the national average of $3 per day. You could find a cheaper blow and go device out there, but you can’t beat the quality, accuracy, and value you get with LifeSafer IIDs.

By choosing LifeSafer, your program includes thoroughly tested devices, customer service and reporting specialists that can’t be beaten, and local certified technicians that can install interlocks in any device, regardless of the vehicle you drive. We’ve provided over 30 years of experience to fellow Rhode Islanders like you.

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