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17.1 Can I apply for an ignition interlock permit if my license is expired, suspended or revoked from another case?

Posted on Jan 13, 2017 in

No.  Under current law, a Respondent whose license is expired, suspended or revoked as a result of action other than the instant revocation is not eligible for an ignition interlock permit (IIP). If your license is currently expired, suspended or revoked from another case, you are not eligible for apply for an IIP.  See HRS 291E-44.5(b).

For example, assume Respondent was arrested for OVUII on January 1, 2016, and he/she was issued a one-year license revocation through December 31, 2016.  He/she did not apply for an IIP at that time.  If that same individual is arrested for OVUII again on July 1, 2016 and issued a two-year revocation through June 30, 2018, then he/she would not be eligible to apply for an IIP for either OVUII arrest/revocation.  Assuming this individual is not arrested again for OVUII, and his/her license is still not expired, he/she would regain eligibility to apply for an IIP effective January 1, 2017, at the conclusion of the first revocation, provided all other relicensing requirements are satisfied (i.e. successfully complete all Driver’s Education requirements).

The same applies for an employee driver’s permit (EDP) as well (see question # 18 below).