How much does the ignition interlock cost?
A common question asked during our office's free Maryland DUI consultation is: How much does the ignition interlock cost? As we've previously discussed, whether or not you must install the interlock depends on your breathalyzer results.
Remember, for a first time DWI offender, if your breathalyzer results are 0.08-0.14, then it is unlikely you will have to install the interlock. However, if your breathalyzer results are 0.15 or greater, or you refuse the breathalyzer test, then you are likely going to opt into the interlock program for one year in order to keep driving.
So, how much does the ignition interlock cost in Carroll County and Howard County?
Ignition Interlock Device Costs
After you are arrested for drinking and driving in Maryland, you will be issued a temporary license. On the back of your temporary license is a list of recommended interlock providers in Carroll County and Howard County. Here, is some helpful information about the cost of the ignition interlock device for each provider.
Draeger Interlock offers free installation, charges a monthly fee of $80.00, and a $55.00 removal fee.
LifeSafer charges a $50.00 installation fee, a monthly fee of $87.50, and a $80.00 removal fee.
Smart Start Interlock offers free installation, unless your car is a push start or hybrid, and a free training class. They offer the first month free, then a monthly fee of $82.40. There is a $95.00 removal fee.
Alcohol Detection Systems charges a $150.00 installation fee, or free installation depending on the vehicle. Their monthly fee is $79.50. The removal fee depends on the length of your interlock program, but ranges from $50.00 to $100.00.
Guardian Interlock charges a $55.00 installation fee, but it varies depending on the vehicle. Their monthly fee is $76.00. There is a $75.00 removal fee.
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