Vermont’s Ignition Interlock Device Laws

Vermont-FlagIn the State of Vermont, courts may order the use of an ignition interlock device (IID) when an individual is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). The IID must be obtained from a state-approved service provider and be serviced by the installer every thirty (30) days. Offenders must install an IID on all vehicles used by the individual unless, when multiple vehicles are owned, the individual agrees to only use one vehicle with an IID installed. The offender pays any and all costs associated with the use of an IID, no matter how many are installed, and must follow all the rules associated with the use of an IID for all vehicles with the device installed.

Commercial drivers ordered to install an ID may not drive commercial vehicles and there is no employer exemption in Vermont for an IID order. Rolling re-tests and cameras are standard for IIDs authorized by the State of Vermont. Some IIDs may also use a global positioning system and real-time data reporting. Parole officers or the Parole Board may request specific types of IIDs for offenders. An IID restricted driver’s license is required in order for an offender to drive a vehicle using an IID. If the IID program rules are violated, the restricted license will be revoked.

The following situations render the offender ineligible for an IID restricted driver’s license:

  • DUI conviction while driving with a learner’s permit
  • DUI cases involving a chemical test refusal
  • Open suspensions for refusing a chemical test
  • Open suspensions for a non-DUI conviction
  • DUI that resulted in serious injury or death