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Arizona law requires that any person convicted of a DUI have an ignition interlock installed on his or her vehicle. These devices help discourage drunk driving by requiring drivers to blow into a device before they can access the ignition.
An ignition interlock device (IID) fits into a vehicle and prevents it from driving until the driver blows into a breath analysis machine to ensure the driver’s sobriety. The Certified Ignition Interlock Program handles the installation and monitoring of these devices after a driver’s license suspension or revocation.
In Arizona, it is legal for police officers to conduct a random driving under the influence (DUI) stops at checkpoints. An Arizona Supreme Court decision ruled DUI checkpoints and roadblocks constitutional. DUI checkpoints do not involve any specific suspicions; rather, they stop every driver at a certain point to check for DUI.
Whether you are under the influence or not, a field sobriety test can be intimidating. Field sobriety tests are notorious for making drivers look silly. They are difficult to pass, even if a driver is completely sober. Standing on one leg, performing a walk and turn, and following a pen with your eyes are the three most common field sobriety tests.
You don’t think you’ve done anything wrong, but red and blue lights flash behind you. You pull over and roll down your window. The officer asks you questions about where you’ve been and where you’re going, but won’t tell you why he or she made the stop.