Historical Ignition Interlock Documents

Historical Ignition Interlock Documents

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February 26, 2004 DHSMV color brochure produced for the benefit of judges which outlines court reporting requirements, indigency guidelines, costs to the defendant, and DHSMV statutory interpretations. The pamphlet likewise provides contact information should the judge or clerk of court desire further guidance. (click here – Adobe PDF format)
Florida DHSMV Summary of The Ignition Interlock Program (click here – Adobe PDF format)
September 2, 2003 Letter from DHSMV to Clerks of Courts in Florida related to the current status of Florida’s Ignition Interlock Program. (click here – Adobe PDF format)
Ignition Interlock Symposium Press Release issued by Ron Stuart, Public Information Officer for the Sixth Judicial Circuit (click here – Adobe PDF format)
Formal Notice to Defense Attorneys, Prosecutors, Public Defenders, law enforcement personnel, members of the media and the general public of the “Pinellas County Ignition Interlock Symposium” to be conducted at the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center on February 27, 2004. (Click here – Adobe PDF format)
Maureen Barry vs. Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 11 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 379a. Holding that a court order is a necessary prerequisite for an ignition interlock to be imposed as a sanction. Absent such a court order, DHSMV is prohibited from imposing a “P” drivers license restriction or otherwise require the installation of an ignition interlock prior to drivers license reinstatement. (click here – Adobe PDF format)

Interlocks in the News

Advocates for the Ignition Interlock have been pushing for legislation that would require an Ignition Interlock in all motor vehicles, not just those of persons convicted of DUI. The American Beverage institute believes that the hidden agenda behind putting an Interlock in every car is not to eliminate drunk driving, but to end “any” drinking of alcohol before driving.

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