Alaska’s Ignition Interlock Device Laws

Alaska FlagIn the State of Alaska, when someone is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) or refuses a breath, blood, or urine test to determine blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the courts must order an ignition interlock device (IID) installed on every car the person drives. The driver must pay all costs associated with the IID and is responsible for having the device regularly monitored and checked for tampering and calibration. This monitoring must be provided by an authorized installer at least every ninety (90) days.

A driver who does not get an IID installed once ordered will be found in violation of a court order and may be charged with a misdemeanor charge that includes fines, jail time, probation revocation, and more loss of driving privileges. Drivers who need to drive an employer’s non-commercial vehicle may be allowed limited driving privileges without installation of an IID. The court must receive specific documentation to consider this option. Limited license applications may be issued after the first 30 days of a 90-day revocation for the first offense and after the 90-day revocation for subsequent offenses.

To qualify for a limited license, the offender must:

  • Pass all required tests
  • Pay $100 processing fee
  • Show proof of IID installation
  • Satisfy Alcohol Safety Action Program requirements

Provide proof of financial responsibility by either filing an SR-22 or posting $125,000 bond.