Ignition Interlock

With the passage of Chapter 496 of the Laws of 2009, commonly referred to as Leandra’s Law, New York State joins nine other states implementing mandatory “first offender” ignition interlock laws. This important Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) legislation introduced at the request of Governor David A. Paterson, unanimously passed by both houses of the New York State Legislature, and was signed into law on November 18, 2009 to strengthen penalties for those who endanger children while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. An essential component of this new law requires monitoring of all defendants subject to ignition interlock devices as a result of sentencing on and after August 15, 2010, involving a DWI misdemeanor or felony offense.

Ignition interlock devices are equipped with recording devices that capture the number of times the automobile was started or attempted to be started, the operator's BAC at the time an attempt was made to start the car, and the duration the automobile was driven during the monitoring period.

Regulations/Laws/Guidelines

Department of Motor Vehicles Regulation Changes - Ignition Interlock Devices (IID’S) Required for Certain Operators

OPCA Regulations Text

Guidance for the Interstate and Intrastate Transfer of Ignition Interlock Cases

County Ignition Interlock Plan Format

County Ignition Interlock Plan Cover Letter

Ignition Interlock Regions

Presentations

DWI Offender Management: Technological Advances and Changes in the Field - 2013 NYS Probation Officers Association Conference on August 7, 2013 in Albany, NY

Implementing the Child Passenger Protection Act or “Leandra’s Law” in New York State - 5th Annual NYS VINE Conference on April 15, 2011 in Albany, NY

Implementing the Child Passenger Protection Act or “Leandra’s Law” in New York State - Onondaga County Bar Association on December 16, 2010 in Arlington, VA

Implementing the Child Passenger Protection Act or “Leandra’s Law” in New York State - Nassau County Judicial Training on December 7, 2010 in Arlington, VA

Implementing the Child Passenger Protection Act or “Leandra’s Law” in New York State - National Ignition Interlock Summit on November 4, 2010 in Arlington, VA

Implementing the Child Passenger Protection Act or “Leandra’s Law” in New York State - NYS Sheriffs Association -13th Annual Road Patrol and Law Enforcement Supervisors Training Conference on September 14, 2010 in Saratoga Srings, NY

Implementing the Child Passenger Protection Act or "Leanda's Law" in New York State - Presentation for NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services on August 24, 2010 in Albany, NY

Implementing the Child Passenger Protection Act or “Leandra’s Law” in New York State – New York State Judicial Institute 2010 Summer Judicial Education Broadcast on August 3, 2010

Implementing the Child Passenger Protection Act or “Leandra’s Law” in New York State – NYPTI 12th Annual Summer College on July 29, 2010 in Syracuse, New York

Implementing the Child Passenger Protection Act or “Leandra’s Law” in New York State – New York State Magistrates Conference on July 28, 2010 in Potsdam, New York

Ignition Interlock Manufacturers RFI Roundtable held on March 8, 2010 in Albany, NY

Manufacturers/Vendors

Qualified Manufacturer Listing Effective February 19, 2014

Service Center Locations as of April 2, 2014

Interlock Devices

New Classification & Device(s) Fee/Charge Schedule - Effective November 1, 2013

New Ignition Interlock Classification System  - Effective November 1, 2013