Ignition Interlock Device Laws

  • Iowa DUI laws allow for the reinstatement of restricted driving privileges so that offenders can drive to and from work, attend health care appointments, provide child care, attend substance abuse programs, and access other essential services.
  • In order to qualify for these privileges, offenders must install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle they drive.
  • Second-time offenders must serve at least 45 days of their license suspension before they qualify for this program.
  • Third-time offenders must serve at least one year of their suspension.
  • First-time offenders are eligible immediately for a temporary restricted license.
  • Interlock devices are required if there was an accident during the OWI or the driver’s BAC was .10% or higher.

License Suspension

First-time offenders face a license suspension of 180 days.

Second-time offenders are subject to license suspension of two to six years.

Third-time offenders face license suspension of up to six years.

DUI Penalties and Fees in Iowa

1st Offense Fine: $625 to $1,200
Jail Time: 48 hours to 1 year
Period of License Suspension: 180 days
2nd Offense Fine:$1,875 to $6,250
Jail Time: 7 days to 2 years
Period of License Suspension: 1 year
3rd Offense Fine: $3,125 to $9,375
Jail Time: 30 days to 5 years
Period of License Suspension: 6 years
Possible Additional Penalties Repeat offenders may also be required to undergo drug and alcohol abuse assessment and possibly complete a treatment program for substance abuse.

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Source(s): Iowa Code §§ 321J.2, 321J.4, 321J.9
Iowa Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 10, 2017 from https://iowadot.gov/mvd/driverslicense/suspensions-and-revocations

Last Updated: November 13, 2019

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