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By MADD | August 27, 2014

Many survivors of drunk and drugged driving crashes, as well as loved ones of those who’ve died, feel lost and helpless after the crash. While friends and family members are often available in the days immediately surrounding the tragedy, finding a support system that lasts a lifetime can be difficult. That is why MADD’s Victim Services are so vital.

   

Status of State Ignition Interlock Laws
 

First Conviction

     

Mandatory with a BAC of .08
or greater

Mandatory with a BAC of .15
or greater

Mandatory with 2nd Conviction

Discretionary

Other

Alabama
(7/14)

Florida
(10/08)

Georgia
(5/99)

California
for any offender

District of Columbia

any offender can choose to go an interlock

Alaska
(1/09)

Iowa**
.10 BAC
(7/95)

Idaho
(10/00)

Kentucky 
for any offender

South Dakota

part of the 24/7 program

Arizona
(9/07)

Maryland
(10/11)

Indiana
(1/15)

North Dakota 
for any offender

Vermont
any offender can choose to go an interlock

Arkansas
(4/09)

Michigan
.17 BAC
(10/10)

Massachusetts
(1/06)

 

 

California Pilot Program*
(7/10)

Minnesota
.16 BAC
(7/11)

Montana
(5/09)

   

Colorado
(1/09)

Nevada
.18 BAC
(7/05)

Ohio
(5/09)

   

Connecticut
(1/12)

New Jersey
(1/10)

Pennsylvania
(10/03)

   

Delaware
(1/15)

North Carolina
(12/07)

 

   

Hawaii
(1/11)

Oklahoma
(11/11)

   

 

Illinois
(1/09)

Rhode Island
(1/15) 
     

Kansas
(7/11)

 South
Carolina

(10/14)
   

 

Louisiana
(7/07)

Texas
(9/05)

     

Maine
(12/13)

Wisconsin
(7/10)

     

Mississippi
(10/14)

Wyoming
(7/09)

     

Missouri
(3/14)

       

Nebraska
(1/09)

       

New Hampshire
(1/16)

       

New Mexico
(6/05)

       

New York
(8/10)

       

Oregon
(1/08)

       

Tennessee
(7/13)

       

Utah
(7/09)

       

Virginia
(7/12)

       

Washington
(1/09)

       

West Virginia
(7/08)

       

(month/year listed note effective date)

* California’s pilot program covers the counties of Los Angeles, Alameda, Sacramento, and Tulare. These counties combined have a population of over 13 million.

** In Iowa, interlocks are required starting on the first conviction for offenders with a BAC of .10 or greater.

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