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Ignition Interlock Device Program Violation and Penalty Agreement


  • Receives a suspension, revocation, or cancellation of his or her restricted driver license or driving privilege.
  • Has the ignition interlock device installed in a vehicle with an expired or invalid registration.
  • Removes the ignition interlock device without prior approval from the Director.
  • Operates a vehicle that was not listed in the application filed under§ 311.5 and approved by the Director.
  • Operates a vehicle with knowledge that the ignition interlock device is not functioning properly and accurately.
  • Tampers with, bypasses, damages, removes, or renders the ignition interlock device inoperable or allows another individual to tamper with, bypass, damage, remove, or render the ignition interlock device inoperable.
  • Attempts to start or operate a vehicle with a breath alcohol concentration greater than 0.025 percent, as measured by the ignition interlock device, unless there is a subsequent breath alcohol concentration reading below 0.026 percent within five minutes thereafter.
  • Fails to submit to a breath alcohol concentration retest after starting the vehicle.
  • Fails to take each vehicle identified in the application to a servicing appointment as required by § 311.8.
  • Fails to abide by the terms and conditions of the participant's agreement with the approved certified service provider.
  • Allows another individual to blow into the ignition interlock device before the participant operates the vehicle or while the participant is operating the vehicle.
  • Fails to maintain proof of financial responsibility.
  • Fails to comply with 18 DCMR § 306.11 in the time period set forth by the Director.
  • Participates in any other act or use of the ignition interlock device that poses a threat to public safety.