New Jersey

In the state of New Jersey, any driver that is found to be operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of .15 or greater, or that refuses a breathalyzer test, must have an ignition interlock device installed in their automobile and any other automobile that he or she owns or is registered to him or her. This will need to be kept in the car or cars for a period between 6 months and a year following the end of the license suspension period. In addition, repeat offenders will also need to have ignition interlock devices installed in their automobiles. In these cases, they will need to maintain the devices in their automobiles for a period between one to three years.

If you are convicted of a DUI offense in the state of New Jersey, you will be required to hand over your license to the court. Unlike many other states, you will not be eligible for a temporary license that allows you to drive for certain permitted purposes.

Note that you may be required to install an ignition interlock device even if your BAC was less than .15 at the time of arrest. Also, anyone convicted of a DUI offense will need to participate in an Intoxicated Driver program, which is administered at an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center.