Blow and Go
In is episode of Law Talk, guest host Rob Ingalls and DWI defense lawyer Bill Powers discuss the recent changes to the Ignition Interlock Device laws in North Carolina.
Both in the podcast and in the links below, information is available regarding:
- When is a "Blow and Go" required?
- Does the 45-Day Hold Still Apply?
- What is an Ignition Interlock Device?
- What are some of the purposes and policy perspectives behind the Interlock Laws?
Is a Breathalyzer Required?
While a common term people use, the Breathalyzer is actually a device not used anymore in North Carolina. The "Breathalyzer" used to be the evidentiary-level breath testing device.
It was was first replaced by the Intoxilyzer 5000 in North Carolina. North Carolina now uses a device produced by Intoximeters and is known as the EC/IR II.
Standard Hours on a Limited Driving Privilege are ordinarily deemed Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Non-standard hours would be hours outside of "standard hours," and therefore may include weekends, nights, a times after 8:00 p.m. and/or before 6:00 a.m.
Due to the complexities associated with Limited Driving Privileges in North Carolina, please consult with legal counsel to determine the terms and conditions, if any, for eligibility to drive in NC after a conviction for impaired driving, or after having been accused of DWI, and/or pursuant to installation of a "blow and go" as may be mandated by NCDMV.