Utah Interlock Laws
Utah DUI laws require that all persons convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) must have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle.
Depending on how severe the offense is, your license will either be suspended (i.e. your driving privileges will be temporarily taken away by the DMV) or revoked (i.e. your license is taken away by the court and you must apply for a new one, including tests)
- Your license will be suspended for most DUI offenses, as well as for some reckless or unlawful conduct
- Your license will be revoked for a second or subsequent DUI conviction, manslaughter or negligent homicide while driving, and other serious offenses
- Generally, the interlock must be installed for 18 months for a driver over 21, and 3 years for a driver under 21. Those with prior DUI offenses, a violation related to an already-installed interlock, and those who refuse a chemical test or commit some other violations will be required to use an interlock for 3 years
- Felony DUIs require an interlock for 6 years, and automobile homicide will result in a 10-year interlock restriction
- When you are arrested, your license will be confiscated and replaced with a temporary license that expires in 29 days
- Your vehicle will probably be impounded.
- If you are ordered to install an interlock and are caught driving without one, you could go to jail and face fines of up to $1940, as well as loss of license for 1 year and an interlock restriction for an additional 3 years
Steps to Regaining Your License in Utah
Here’s how to get back on the road after a DUI in Utah – quickly, safely and legally.
- You may request a hearing within 10 days of your arrest to challenge your suspension. Fax this form to the Driver License Division at 801.964.449.
- You’ll also want to retrieve your vehicle right away if it’s been impounded. You can present proof of ownership at any DMV office, along with a copy of the TC-540 Vehicle Impound Report and your photo ID. Pay the $330 DUI impound fee and obtain a letter of release from the DMV. You can bring the letter with your Photo ID, pay towing and storage fees, and retrieve your vehicle. More information here or call the DMV.
- If you are convicted of DUI in court, you will have to have an interlock installed. You will first have to wait out the required suspension period
- Make an appointment to have your ignition interlock installed by calling toll-free 800-634-3077
- Have your ignition interlock installed. LifeSafer will notify the DMV of the installation
- Go to the DMV, or call 888-353-4224 to pay the $65 reinstatement fee and $170 administrative fee.
That’s it! You’re good to go. But remember…
- Come in for regular monitoring. This is essential for proper maintenance of the program as well as a condition for keeping your restricted license
LifeSafer has locations in Utah, including one in Sandy, between Salt Lake City and Provo. Find an ignition interlock installer near you.