State Suspends License of Interlock Manufacturer, Offers Replacements For Affected Devices
Drivers with an ignition interlock device because of drunk driving convictions may need to contact the state to get a new one.
That’s because the Secretary of State has suspended the license of one of the manufacturers of the devices.
The SOS says ADS, which supplied the Waterford-based Michigan Interlock, violated state standards and risked public safety.
The company is said to have failed in requiring the necessary start-up and periodic tests required by law.
Ignition interlock devices require a breath sample before you can start a vehicle.
Random breath tests also are required while the vehicle is in operation to ensure the driver remains alcohol-free.
The device measures the driver’s BAC and keeps the vehicle from starting if the device detects one of 0.025 or higher.
Approximately 1500 people in Michigan have the ADS manufactured devices.
They will need to contact Michigan Interlock to have it replaced with a new device.
The replacement will be done for free.