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September 24, 2010

2010 Changes to Tennessee DUI Law Part 2 – Ignition Interlock Devices

The Tennessee Legislature made several changes to the Tennessee DUI law this past legislative session that went into effect for DUI violations after June 23, 2010. One of such changes amended the law to require first time DUI offenders to install ignition interlock devices if any of the following apply:

  1. The defendant’s blood alcohol content is .15 or higher
  2. The defendant is accompanied by a person under 18 years old
  3. A traffic accident for which notice to law enforcement is required under T.C.A 55-10-107
  4. The person is in violation of the implied consent law and has a prior conviction or juvenile adjudication for implied consent, driving while impaired under 21, open container law, or reckless driving where DUI was the original charged offense.