Ignition Interlock Device Laws

  • Indiana DUI laws state that any driver caught operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08% or higher may be charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI).
  • Drivers whose licenses have been suspended as a result of an OWI may, at the discretion of the court, be granted restricted driving privileges after serving a portion of the suspension.
  • Indiana ignition interlock law do not require that offenders install an interlock device in order to regain driving privileges, but the court may order that a device be installed as a condition of granting limited driving privileges during the term of the license suspension.

License Suspension

The first OWI offense is charged as a misdemeanor and results in license suspension and a fine.

If the driver’s BAC is .15% or higher, jail time is also possible.

Second and third offenses are charged as felonies and result in jail time, community service requirements, higher fines, and longer license suspension.

DUI Penalties and Fees in Indiana

1st Offense Fine: Up to $5,000
Jail Time: Up to 1 year
Period of License Suspension: Up to 2 years
2nd Offense Fine: Up to $10,000
Jail Time: 5 days to 3 years
Period of License Suspension: 180 days to 2 years
3rd Offense Fine: Up to $10,000
Jail Time: 10 days to 3 years
Period of License Suspension: 1 to 10 years
Possible Additional Penalties Repeat offenders may also be required to undergo drug and alcohol abuse assessment and possibly complete a treatment program for substance abuse.

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Source(s): Ind. Code §§ 9-30-5-1, 9-30-5-2, 9-30-6-8, 9-30-8-1
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Retrieved April 10, 2017 from http://www.in.gov/cji/2385.htm

Last Updated: November 13, 2019

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