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Articles Tagged with BLOW AND GO

Most people have heard of the ignition interlock device in NC.  It’s also occasionally called the IID by the general public or even the Blow and Go or in-car breathalyzer.  The interlock is a breath testing device that’s installed in your car that measures alcohol in your breath and electronically records the BAC reading.

Its purpose is to ensure you’re not drinking and driving.  If you have alcohol on your breath, the vehicle won’t start.  If you keep trying to start your car after consuming alcohol, eventually that will result in a “lock out” and possible administrative action by the Division of Motor Vehicles.

If you have questions about whether a “blow and go” is required, we recommend you speak to an experienced attorney immediately.  Timing is often key in such matters.

MONITECH 2015 IGNITION INTERLOCK MONITORING
Monitech Ignition Interlock Monitoring, also known as the IID Ignition Interlock Device or the “Blow-and-Go” is sometimes mandated as a condition for operating a motor vehicle in North Carolina.  The purposes of “monitoring” include:

  • Preventing an operator from STARTING a car if the Blow-and-Go detects the presence of alcohol
  • Require “Rolling” testing while operating a motor vehicle* to confirm Ethanol hasn’t been consumed after the start-up protocol

MONITECH 2015 BROCHURE PAGE 1The North Carolina Ignition Interlock Device (IID), sometimes referred to as the “Blow-and-Go,” may be required in certain DUI DWI Impaired Driving Offenses NCGS 20-179.3 and Conditions of Restoration following a Department of Transportation / Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Hearing.  Monitech is one of three companies authorized by the State of North Carolina to install, monitor and report back to the Court or DMV results of breath testing.

Monitech recently forwarded to our office the attached brochure, requesting we let clients know there is presently in place a Free Installation offer.  Powers Law Firm PA does not expressly endorse one company over another.  Indeed, we regularly serve as legal counsel to clients whom have been accused of consuming alcohol and driving, necessitating a challenge to the accuracy of such devices in court and are further called to cross-examine Monitech employees regarding installation errors, datum dumps, reporting errors and false readings.

As some background on Breath Alcohol Testing Devices, the IID:

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