West Virginia Ignition Interlock DUI Laws

Information on West Virginia’s DUI and Ignition Interlock Laws

If you are pulled over having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, you may receive criminal and administrative penalties.

Law Update

As of July 1st, the law will change for first-time offenders. The revocation will now be based on a court conviction. The DMV will no longer be able to revoke a license after an arrest based on the arresting officer’s filed statement. Now the DMV will have to wait for a court conviction of a DUI offense.

Having an ignition interlock license in West Virginia can help reduce suspension and keep you driving when and where you need to. LifeSafer offers complete installation and monitoring on a wide range of vehicles to help you maintain compliance with West Virginia DUI conviction restrictions.

The state provides a comprehensive overview of West Virginia DUI and interlock laws in this handout. The WV DMV also has information on its alcohol test and lock program online.

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

You may apply to participate in the WV Motor Vehicle Alcohol Test & Lock Program. If accepted to the Motor Vehicle Alcohol Test & Lock Program you will need to serve a 15 day revocation period and install an Ignition Interlock device for six months, for program participants who had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15 or greater, the revocation period is 45 days, followed by nine months with an interlock.

How do I get an interlock license?

  • Complete and submit an Application for the Alcohol Test & Lock Program to the West Virginia DMV for approval.

  • Call LifeSafer Ignition Interlock at 800-634-3077 to schedule your ignition interlock installation. You must have the Ignition Interlock device (IID) installed within six months of the date of application for the Alcohol Test and Lock Program.

  • You must be driven to the appointment for the ignition interlock device installation and to the DMV to get an Interlock restricted license by a licensed driver.

  • Enroll in a state-approved DUI Safety and Treatment Program. You can find the list of approved providers and more information here.

Interlock Cost

How much does an interlock cost in West Virginia?

In the state of West Virginia, the price of an ignition interlock (IID) mirrors the national average of $3 per day. But, if you’re looking for more than a cheap in-car breathalyzer, LifeSafer offers unbeatable value.

LifeSafer IID is thoroughly tested and calibrated to the highest standards and then installed by trained specialists at your WV service center. If you have any issues during your program, one of our customer service and reporting specialists is ready to assist you. That’s why LifeSafer has been trusted for over 30 years.

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