Indiana uses OWI, operating while intoxicated, as the legal term for drunk driving offenses. The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is .08 percent. Drivers found at or above this limit while driving risk a variety of penalties. The penalties include license suspension, though some offenders can regain driving privileges if they install an ignition interlock device and meet other criteria.
Offenders in Indiana face legal and administrative penalties for driving while intoxicated. They include fines, possible jail time, and license suspension. Interlock devices allow some drivers to get back on the road. Learn more about the state’s interlock policies.
All offenders in Indiana will have their license suspended for some time. There are several accomplaying penalties.
The penalties can increase if the driver re-offends within five years. The jail time can increase from six months to two and a half years, and the fines can increase to $10,000.
There are still consequences for drivers who refuse to take a BAC test. If the driver has a previous OWI conviction, they will have their license suspended for one year. If there is a prior offense on record, the suspension period can extend to two years.
Some offenders in Indiana are able to get their driving privileges back during the suspension period. They have to meet a variety of criteria, which includes:
There could be additional criteria, depending on the circumstances of the event.
ADS devices are easy-to-use and feature bilingual prompts.
Interlock devices are a tool that prevents drunk driving and keeps drivers from re-offending.
The interlock period of time is determined by the statute. The interlock requirement may change, depending on violations or if there are previous incidents on file.
Offenders are responsible for covering the cost of their device, including installation and the monthly lease. The installation cost is usually between $70-$100 and monthly lease fees total between $80 and $120, or $2.50 to $3.50 per day. ADS offers flexible payment options.
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