Since the 6th of August, 2010, the traffic law has provided that people must be the subject of the Alcohol Igntion Interlock Program if they are caught doing any of the following: Drink driving over the limit of 0.15 (UIL), or Dangerous driving whilst affected by alcohol, or Caught drink driving and they have one or more drink driving offences of any kind within a 5 year period.
If the interlock program applies to a driver, then once the disqualfication period ends, they must apply to the Department of Transport for a new licence. The licence will be endorsed with an 'I' (interlock) to reflect that the holder is subject to the program.
If a person refuses to participate then they MUST be prevented from driving for a further period of 2 years. They will not be issues with a licence.
If a person lives 150 km from the nearest interlock installer, or the offender lives on an Island not connected to the mainland (Bribie Island is connected), or if the person has a medical condition preventing them from providing the volume of breath required to unlock the device, or there are extenuating circumstances preventing the person from using the interlock that are unduly burdensome on the offender and their family ( this is to be assessed on a case by case basis) then you will be exempted from installing such device.
INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL
People are required to pay for the installation of the device, as well as the hire, servicing and removal of the device. The cost for installation is $2000. The idea is that the cost will be an added deterrant against drink driving.
If you would like any information on this program call Lawyer Jamie Whitehead of Pine Rivers Traffic Lawyers on 07 3289 1508.