It is fairly common for states to require installation of an ignition interlock device, commonly referred to as an IID. The IID removes temptation as it requires a driver to perform a Breathalyzer test before driving, and prevents a vehicle from being started if the Breathalyzer detects an alcohol level above the legal limit. If you’ve been convicted of a DUI you will more than likely have to install an IID and how long you are required to use it will depend on various factors.
While the IID system may seem like a hassle, it’s really best to see it as a great way to ensure that you retain your driving privileges, as it will prevent you from making a poor choice. Drunk driving is a potentially deadly activity, and an IID will ensure that you and other motorists are safe, while also allowing you to get to your meetings, counseling, and your job.