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BAIID


Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID)

Any first-time DUI offender who wishes to obtain and is eligible for driving relief during the period of statutory suspension is required to have a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) installed on his/her vehicle. To be eligible for driving relief, the offender must return the application for a Monitoring Device Driving Permit (MDDP) to this office. Following the application process, a BAIID will be installed on his/her vehicle through the Secretary of State's office. An MDDP and installation of a BAIID allow an offender to drive anywhere at anytime as long as he/she is driving a vehicle installed with a BAIID. The Secretary of State's office monitors and reads the BAIID throughout the duration of the permit. The BAIID will alert the Secretary of State's office if the driver attempts any incidents of driving under the influence or tampers with the BAIID device.

A DUI offender may decline the Secretary of State’s offer of a MDDP and instead choose to restrain from driving during the suspension period. However, an offender who chooses not to participate in the program and is subsequently caught driving a vehicle during the suspension period, is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Additionally, an offender who participates in the BAIID program and is subsequently caught driving a vehicle without a BAIID device installed is guilty of a Class 4 felony. Penalties include possible imprisonment of 1-3 years, a minimum 30 days in jail or 300 hours of community service, and fines up to $25,000.

BAIID Fees

An offender is responsible for all costs associated with the installation and monitoring of a BAIID unless an offender is determined indigent by the courts. Listed are the average fees, however each vendor charges different fees. See vendor websites for actual charges.

BAIID Facts