Ignition Interlock Laws

  • In Arkansas, all drivers who are convicted of DUI, no matter their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or conviction history, are required to install and use ignition interlock devices on their cars.

License Suspension

When you are arrested for DUI in Arkansas, your license can be suspended in two different ways. Each suspension must be satisfied in order to regain your driving privileges.

Administrative Suspension

Under Arkansas DUI law, license suspension is immediate when a driver suspected of DUI either fails a field breathalyzer test or refuses to take one. In this case, the arresting officer will confiscate the driver’s license and issue a temporary license that allows driving privileges for 30 days. During those 30 days, the driver may challenge the suspension.

Judicial Suspension

In the event of a conviction, the court will impose a license suspension term. First-time offenders will be subject to a 120-day suspension. Second offenses trigger a suspension of up to 24 months, and third offenses are subject to a suspension of up to 30 months. In both cases, drivers may drive with an ignition interlock after a year. In the case of four or more offenses, drivers are subject to a complete license revocation of four years, and third and subsequent offenses are considered to be felony offenses.

DUI Penalties and Fees in Arkansas

1st Offense Fine: $150 to $1,000
Jail Time: 1 day to 1 year
Period of License Suspension: 120 days
2nd Offense Fine: $400 to $3,000
Jail Time: 7 days to 1 year
Period of License Suspension: Up to 24 months
3rd Offense Fine: $900 to $5,000
Jail Time: 90 days to 1 year
Period of License Suspension: 30 months
Subsequent Offenses Fine: Up to $5,000
Jail Time: 1 to 6 years
Period of License Suspension: 4 years revocation

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Arkansas Department of Health. Retrieved April 10, 2017 from https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/rules/IgnitionInterlock.pdf

Last Updated: June 18, 2018

Draeger, Inc. makes every attempt to maintain up-to-date legal information on our website. Other factors may also affect the way your state laws will apply to individual cases. It is advised to always consult with your monitoring authority, attorney, or local court for case-specific information.