Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program
The alcohol interlock program in Victoria is different from other states. In Victoria, the program is not a substitute for the period of disqualification. If a drink driver who has been charged and convicted of a drink driving offense has served and is nearly at the end of serving the disqualification period, only then will he will be enrolled into the programme. This means that the alcohol interlock program is an additional ‘penalty’ which was designed to modify the drink driving behaviour of the convicted drink driver.
A person who has more than two drink driving offences is eligible to enter the program. A drink driver who refuses or fails to provide a blood or breath sample is also eligible. A drink driver who had a BAC of higher than 0.15% or is under 26 years old and his BAC was 0.07% or more; and a probationary driver can enter the programme.