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New Ignition Interlock Law in Pennsylvania and Eligibility

Effective August 25, 2017, some drivers whose operating privileges have been suspended or revoked for a DUI or for refusing to submit to chemical testing will be required apply for an ignition interlock limited license (IILL). This law also requires that you equip your vehicle with an ignition interlock device.

For example, for a first time DUI conviction with a blood alcohol level of 0.10% or greater, one can apply for a IILL immediately upon receiving notice of your license suspension from PennDOT. Currently, individuals accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program for DUI are not eligible for a IILL, however this will change in 2018. The new law not only applies to alcohol-related DUI’s, but to driving under a controlled substance as well. However, those with a reckless driving conviction in addition to DUI, will not be eligible to apply for a IILL. See the PennDOT website or click on the following link: http://www.dmv.pa.gov/Information-Centers/Suspensions/Pages/Ignition-Interlock-Limited-License.aspx.