Ignition Interlock Laws in South Dakota

South Dakota laws require that drivers whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .08 will be charged with DUI. However, you can even be charged with DUI with a BAC level of .05 if the arresting officer determines that you could not drive safely.

If you are convicted of DUI in court, you maybe be required to participate in the state’s 24/7 Sobriety program, which submits offenders to testing for alcohol, marijuana and other controlled substances. As part of the program, you may need to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle.

In addition, DUI conviction in South Dakota carries fines, jail terms, and periods of license revocation.

Steps to Regaining Your License in South Dakota

Here’s how to get back on the road after a DUI in South Dakota – quickly, safely and legally.

  1. In some cases you can request a hearing to challenge your suspension. Be sure to make your request before your suspension begins.
  2. If your license has been revoked, vision and knowledge tests, and possibly a driving test, will be required. If your license has been suspended, no tests will be required unless your license has expired.
  3. Enroll in the 24/7 Sobriety Program if required. You will need to sign and submit some forms. More information here. You can also call the 24/7 program on 605.202.0387 for more information
  4. Make an appointment to have your ignition interlock installed by calling toll-free 800-634-3077
  5. Have the IID installed
  6. Go to your local South Dakota driver license office. Pay a reinstatement fee of $50 – $200
  7. Show proof of SR-22 insurance
  8. For more information call the Department of Public Safety at 1.800.952.3696
  9. That’s it! You’re good to go. But remember…
  10. Come in for regular monitoring. This is essential for proper maintenance of the program as well as a condition for keeping your restricted license

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Get your license back in South Dakota after a DWI

How do I get an interlock license?

  • Check the status of your license online (:https://dps.sd.gov/driver-licensing)

  • If your license has been revoked, vision and knowledge tests, and possibly a driving test, will be required. If your license has been suspended, no tests will be required unless your license has expired.

  • Enroll in the 24/7 Sobriety Program if required.

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

  • Go to your local South Dakota driver license office. Pay a reinstatement fee of $50 – $200, show proof of SR-22 insurance.

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