Alcohol Interlock Devices

What is an interlock

An alcohol ignition interlock is a device that is linked to a car’s ignition, starter and electrical systems. The device measures the alcohol in the driver’s breath and prevents the car from being started if any alcohol is detected. 

Alcohol Interlock Program

The Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program applies to drivers who are convicted of high-risk drink driving offences.  You need to participate in the interlock program if you commit and are convicted of any of the following offences:

  • driving under the influence of alcohol
  • a drink driving offence with a blood/breath alcohol concentration of 0.10 or more
  • failing to provide a blood/breath specimen for analysis
  • dangerous driving while affected by alcohol
  • 2 or more drink driving offences within the 5 years

Once your court ordered disqualification period has ended you will become subject to the interlock condition.  You will need to go to Queensland Transport to have your licence reissued. Your new licence will have an “I” for interlock on it.  You need to have an interlock device installed in the vehicle you drive during your time in the interlock program.

Contact our Traffic Law team to help you through this process.