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July 3, 2024

How to Bypass an Ignition Interlock Device

Attempting to bypass an interlock device can have severe consequences. Many people who attempt to bypass these devices find that they lose their restricted license altogether, and have to wait longer than they would have otherwise to get it back. In addition, the person may also face additional DUI charges that can be very costly. It is important to remember that the primary purpose of these devices is to help keep drunk drivers off the road and prevent accidents and injuries. There are a number of different ways that someone can be successful in circumventing the ignition interlock device, but there are very few good reasons to do so.

An ignition interlock device is a breathalyzer that is connected to the vehicle’s ignition system and requires the driver to blow into it before starting the car. If the alcohol concentration is too high, it will prevent the engine from turning on. Depending on the laws of the state, it can also require random retests during driving. In most cases, the device will also warn the driver if there is an accident or other infringement of the law.

The device will usually have a cellular-based data transmitter mounted under the dash, which can send all of the device’s information to a central server. It will also capture pictures of the vehicle and the driver, as well as record any attempts to tamper with or cheat the device. This type of technology is constantly being updated and improved, so it is very difficult to bypass the modern-day ignition interlock device.

There are a number of ways to try to circumvent an ignition interlock device, but they are all largely unreliable and not worth the trouble. The only real way to bypass the device is to not drink while you are driving, and to make sure that the food and other things you eat don’t contain any trace of alcohol. However, even doing that can be very dangerous. There is no way to guarantee that you won’t fail a test for any reason, so it is best not to try at all.

If you do manage to bypass the ignition interlock device, it is likely that you will be caught. In addition to a possible loss of your restricted license, you may have to go through a lengthy program with the device, and could be subject to a lifetime ban on driving if you are convicted of any additional DUI offenses.

Ignition interlock devices are expensive to install and rent, but there is financial assistance available in most states through Intoxalock to make it more affordable for those who need it. To learn more about how to qualify, contact a local Intoxalock state specialist.