New Jersey Ignition Interlock Requirements
- §39:4-50(a)(1), (2) and (3); §39:4-50.17
*If your license was suspended for a DUI offense, the court may require you to get an ignition interlock device to prevent a vehicle from starting if your BAC exceeds 0.05%.
- First DUI offense: Installation of interlock device for six months to one year upon restoration (judge’s discretion); BAC 0.15% or greater requires mandatory installation of ignition interlock device during license suspension and for 6 months to 1 year following restoration
- Second DUI offense: Mandatory installation of interlock device during license suspension and for 1 to 3 years following restoration
If the court sentences you to get an interlock device, you will receive a notice of suspension from MVC with instructions on how to obtain the device. IMPORTANT NOTE: Failure to have an ignition interlock installed when ordered by a judge could result in an additional one year driving privilege suspension. For installation availability for motorcycles and autocycles please contact the listed manufacturers directly.
After license suspension period has been completed, a person may be required to install an ignition interlock device on all of the motor vehicles he owns or operates. The device must be installed for the following periods: first offense—discretionary 6 months to 1 year (6 months required usage if ignition interlock use ordered); second or subsequent offense—mandatory ignition usage for 1 (mandatory) to 3 years.
DUI Arrest Statistics and New Jersey Drunk Driving
|DUI Arrest Statistics||Data|
|Average number of people arrested annually for drunk driving||1,500,000|
|New Jersey DUI||24,313||8,821,155|
* Sources: State Justice Department, Federal Highway Administration