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What Does an Ignition Interlock Device Cost in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire DUI PenaltiesMany people who are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in New Hampshire are required to have an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicles in order to receive their licenses back and to drive. The person required to have the ignition interlock device installed is also required to pay for it out of pocket – one of the many heavy costs of a DUI conviction. How much can you expect an ignition interlock device to cost?

NH ignition interlock device costs for having the device installed, operating it, and having the results downloaded varies according to who does the installation. However, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) estimates that installation generally costs between $100 and $250.

In addition, the vehicle’s owner will be responsible in New Hampshire for the daily operating costs of the device. These generally cost between $65 and $90 per month, or about $2 to $3 per day, according to the AAMVA. The operating costs may include the cost of having the data downloaded periodically from the device, or there may be a separate fee for this requirement, depending on who installs and maintains the device. Having the device removed and the vehicle restored to its original condition is also likely to create additional costs.

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