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Nebraska Ignition Interlock And The ALR

There are two actions that result in every DUI case: 1. The DUI criminal charge through the county where the arrest occurred and 2. The civil action through the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles Administrative License Revocation rules.

Nebraska made significant changes to the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) rules on January 1, 2012. In order to be eligible for the Ignition Interlock Permit (IIP), you must give up your right to a hearing to contest the ALR. However, the ignition interlock allows you to drive immediately on a first offense without interruption in driving privileges.

To be eligible for the permit, the driver must be a Nebraska resident, must be at least 18 years old and have been issued a license (Provisional Operator’s Permit holders are not eligible for the Ignition Interlock Permit). To receive a letter authorizing the issuance of the appropriate driving document, the driver must submit the following to the Department of Motor Vehicles in Lincoln (not to the Driver License Exam Station):

•Call the Department of Motor Vehicles at 402-471-3985 to verify eligibility for the Ignition Interlock Permit.
•Ignition Interlock Permit Application 2012 for arrest dates on 01/01/2012 or after
•Provide a current certificate of installation showing an approved device has been installed for each vehicle driver will be operating (device cannot be installed on a Commercial Motor Vehicle)
•Surrender current driver license.
•Meet all other applicable reinstatement requirements for any other withdrawal actions on the driving record
•Once the IIP has been authorized – you can go to any licensing station in Nebraska to get the IIP issued. Be prepared to furnish the Examiner with proof of birth date and identity and two (2) forms of proof of residence. Take the issuance certificate you get from the Examiner to the County Treasurer, pay the $47.50 fee and have the permit issued.