How would you feel about having to take a breathalyzer test each time you started your vehicle? That’s the reality for repeat DUI offenders. If the ignition interlock system detects alcohol, your vehicle won’t start. It may ask you to retest while the vehicle is running to ensure that you haven’t been drinking since you began driving.
Pennsylvania law requires ignition interlock devices for one year if you’re arrested for DUI with a prior offense. That’s on top of other penalties such as suspension of your driver’s license, jail time, and court-ordered alcohol treatment for repeat offenses.