Frequently Asked Questions:
What does the Ignition Interlock do?
The Drager Ignition Interlock is a device similar to the breathalyzer law enforcement uses. You blow into the device to test your BAC level, and if no alcohol registers, you are able to start and drive your vehicle. If your BAC level is too high, your vehicle won't start. . Wisconsin Ignition Interlock Device employees will demonstrate how to use the device when you arrive for installation.
What kind of monitoring is involved?
The Interlock Device records all BAC records, vehicle starts, engine shut-offs and violations including the date and time of all events. These events are uploaded upon recalibration and a report is drawn for the County to review.
How often is the monitoring? Monitoring or recalibration of the IID is required every two months. We provide this service at no extra charge.
What happens if alcohol is detected by the Interlock Ignition Device?
After a failed test the vehicle will not start and the test will be recorded as a failed test. Repeated failed tests could result in the device going into a temporary lockout. The lockout period appears on the interlock device handset. After the lockout period you will be able to retest.
Will the installation of the ignition interlock damage my vehicle?
No. The IID unit is only connected to the wiring under the dash. At the end of the program, this wiring is restored to pre-IID installation conditions.
Why is servicing the interlock every 60 days so important?
Service is required every 60 days to recalibrate the Interlock. If service is not made on your Interlock, the device will permanently lock you out, until a Wisconsin Ignition Interlock employee can remove the lockout.
Do I own the device once it is installed?
No, you are leasing the device from Wisconsin Ignition Interlock Device. All service providers in the area lease the device.