Suspensions & Hearings

An Ignition Interlock Device (IID) Program Violation is any infraction that violates a requirement of the IID Program. See the Ignition Interlock Device Program Requirements section for more information on requirements. An IID Program Violation consists of any of the following:

  • Operating a motor vehicle without an IID
  • Soliciting or allowing any other person to blow into an IID, either to start an IID equipped vehicle or during a rolling retest
  • Using any means other than blowing a breath directly from your mouth into an IID
  • Any attempt to tamper with or circumvent an IID

IID Violations Chart

Violation Frequency Result
Tamper with IID or
Circumventing the IID
Any one time May result in additional License Suspension
Soliciting another to provide air sample or
Providing an air sample to a person with an IID restriction
Any one time May result in additional License Suspension
Providing air sample by artificial means Any one time May result in additional License Suspension
Failed Start-Ups Any two times during a service period
(1-30 days)
Lockout
Miss a monthly service visit Any one time Lockout
Miss a rolling re-test Any two times during a service period
(1-30 days)
Lockout
Fail a rolling re-test with a BAC of greater than .02% Any one time Lockout
Remove the IID without authorization Anytime during the period you are required to have the IID License Revocation
Operate a vehicle not equipped with an IID Anytime during the period you are required to have the IID License Revocation

NOTE: Upon notification of the IID violation(s), the RMV will schedule a hearing to address the IID violation(s), you must appear for the hearing with the RMV’s Ignition Interlock Department. Failure to do so will result in a default and the program violations will be considered valid. This failure to answer IID program violations may immediately result in license suspension or lifetime license loss.  If you are found responsible for the IID violation(s), you may face additional license suspension, up to and including lifetime license loss.

You may appeal an IID violation within 30 days of the occurrence by requesting a hearing with the Registry of Motor Vehicles Ignition Interlock Department.

The Ignition Interlock Department can be reached by phone at 857-368-7180.





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