Ignition Interlock Device Laws

  • DUI laws in Michigan state that any driver convicted of driving with a BAC of .08% or higher is subject to a mandatory license suspension of at least six months, even with a first offense.
  • After the imposition of the suspension, drivers may apply to have their driving privileges reinstated.
  • If the appeal is granted, the state may require that a driver whose BAC was between .08% and .17% at the time of arrest install an ignition interlock device in any vehicle that he or she will drive.
  • If the driver’s BAC was .17% or greater, an interlock device is a mandatory condition for reinstatement.
  • In either case, the ignition interlock device must remain installed for a period of at least one year, and it must be monitored by authorities monthly according to Michigan ignition interlock device laws.
  • Habitual offenders who have two or more DUI convictions within a period of seven years, or three or more convictions with 10 years, will have their licenses revoked. After a minimum period of revocation, habitual offenders may apply for a restricted license as long as they agree to install an interlock device.

License Suspension

Administrative Suspension

Administrative Suspension: In Michigan, drivers who are stopped for suspicion of operating under the influence will face an automatic 16 month license suspension for .08 BAC or higher and a 1 year license suspension for a BAC of .17 or higher.

Judicial Suspension

Upon conviction for DUI, drivers face an additional court-ordered license suspension.

DUI Penalties and Fees in Michigan

1st Offense Fine: $100 to $500
Jail Time: Up to 93 days
Period of License Suspension: 30 days
2nd Offense Fine: $200 to $1,000
Jail Time: 5 days to 1 year
Period of License Suspension: 1 year minimum
3rd Offense Fine: $500 to $5,000
Jail Time: 1 to 5 years
Period of License Suspension: 1 year minimum

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Source(s): Mich. Comp. Laws § 257.625
State of Michigan, Secretary of State: Alcohol Related Offenses Require Ignition Interlock. Retrieved April 17, 2017 from http://www.mi.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1627_8665_9070-21501–,00.html
State of Michigan, Secretary of State: Substance Abuse and Driving. Retrieved April 17, 2017 from http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1627_8665_9070-24488–,00.html

Last Updated: November 13, 2019

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