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Yes, New York State requires the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for any driver who is convicted of a misdemeanor or felony DWI offense.

This device requires the driver to blow into the device before the vehicle’s motor can be started. Then, periodically while the vehicle is in motion, the driver must blow into the IID in order to keep the vehicle operational. If a driver blows into the IID and the unit detects alcohol, the unit will log the event, notify the driver that the pre-set alcohol level has been exceeded and an alarm will sound until the vehicle is turned off.

The IID is required to be installed in a convicted driver’s vehicles for a minimum of six months. The convicted driver must have the Ignition Interlock Device installed in any vehicle that they own or operate for a minimum of six months. The driver is responsible for the cost of installation and monitoring.
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