Ignition Interlock Laws in South Dakota

North Dakota State SealSouth 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.

SituationFineJail termLicense Revocation
1st OffenseUp to $2,000Up to 1 year1 year maximum
2nd OffenseUp to $2,000Up to 1 year1 year minimum
3rd OffenseUp to $4,000Up to 2 years1 year minimum
4th OffenseUp to $10,000Up to 5 years2 year minimum
5th OffenseUp to $02,000Up to 10 years3 year minimum

Steps to Regaining Your License in South Dakota

Additional Resources

South Dakota Dept. Of Public Safety – License Suspension
Ignition Interlock South Dakota Statutes
South Dakota Codified Laws

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