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Articles Tagged with IGNITION INTERLOCK

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
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