What is a circumvention/tampering?

8-1017.  Circumvention of ignition interlock device; penalty. (a) No person shall:

(1) Tamper with an ignition interlock device, circumvent it or render it inaccurate or inoperative;

(2) request or solicit another to blow into an ignition interlock device, or start a motor vehicle equipped with such device, providing an operable motor vehicle to a person whose driving privileges have been restricted to driving a motor vehicle equipped with such device;

(3) blow into an ignition interlock device, or start a motor vehicle equipped with such device, providing an operable motor vehicle to a person whose driving privileges have been restricted to driving a motor vehicle equipped with such device; or

(4) operate a vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock device while such person's driving privileges have been restricted to driving a motor vehicle equipped with such device.

(b) Violation of this section is a class A, nonperson misdemeanor.

(c) In addition to any other penalties provided by law:

(1) (A) On a first conviction of a violation of subsection (a)(1) or (a)(2), the division shall extend the ignition interlock restriction period on the person's driving privileges for an additional 90 days; and

(B) on a second or subsequent conviction of a violation of subsection (a)(1) or (a)(2), the division shall restart the original ignition interlock restriction period on the person's driving privileges; and

(2) on a conviction of a violation of subsection (a)(4), the division shall restart the original ignition interlock restriction period on the person's driving privileges.

History: L. 1988, ch. 48, § 2; L. 1994, ch. 353, § 12; L. 2011, ch. 105, § 16; July 1.


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1. What is an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)?
2. Why does someone install an interlock?
3. What is an ignition interlock program?
4. How does the IID work?
5. What is the process of having the IID installed, monitored and removed?
6. How often will the IID need to be monitored?
7. What is the cost of the device?
8. How is the IID monitored?
9. How reliable is the IID?
10. What if someone other than the customer blows into the IID and causes a violation?
11. Can someone's personal health prevent them from providing a sufficient breath sample?
12. Can the IIS disable the engine during operation?
13. What if the engine stalls?
14. What does manufacturer mean?
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