DUI offenders in Georgia may have to have an ignition interlock device (IID), also known as an in car breathalyzer, installed in their vehicle before regaining driving privileges. If requried to have the IID breathalyzer installed the offender must follow specific procedures and use an approved ignition interlock service provider.
The device must be installed on every vehicle the offender owns or operates, and the IID will have to be used by anyone operating the vehicle before the vehicle will start. Employees may be able to operate an employer’s car within the scope of their business if the employer is notified of the IID requirement and proof of notification is kept in the vehicle.
In addition to the costs of breathalyzer IID installation the offender will have to pay for maintenance or calibration fees. If facing financial hardship the person may petition the court to allow an extended payment plan.
In order to complete the IID installation the person required to have the device must have an approved IID installed by a certified Ignition Interlock Service Provider. The following is a list of service providers according to the Georgia Department of Driver Services organized by city. This list is subject to change.
Athens, GA: Custom Sound of Athens, Inc. (706) 549-4844
Augusta: Guardian Interlock (706) 736-1700; Mobile Audio Concepts, LLC (706) 863-3664
Canton: Canton DUI & Defensive Driving (770) 479-6562
Carrollton: Guardian Interlock of West Georgia (770) 830-0045
Columbus: Kar Tunes (706) 323-0651
Conyers: LifeSafer Interlock of North Georgia, Inc. (800) 633-1517
Cumming: AA-Academy of Action Driving School, Inc. (770) 889-1023; Express Emission Test (678) 947-5514
Dalton: Signal Catchers, Inc. (706) 259-7833
Douglasville: Meineke Car Care Center (877) 777-5020
Dunwoody: 1A Smart Start of Dunwoody, Inc. (770) 396-0614
Fayetteville: Guardian Interlock of South Metro (770) 460-6304
Gainesville: Automotive Service and Performance (678) 450-8101
Griffin: The Bass Station (770) 412-0740
Jonesboro: Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc. (770) 472-6434
Kennesaw: Safety Interlock Systems, LLC (770) 924-2255; SGG Enterprises, Inc. (770) 424-9111
Lawrenceville: Expert Collision Center, Inc. (770) 682-6858
Macon: Alpha Interlock (478) 808-0353; LifeSafer Interlock of North Georgia Inc. (800) 633-1517
Marietta: Draeger Safety Diagnostics, Inc. (770) 422-8080; Guardian Interlock Systems (800) 499-0994
Riverdale: Guardian Interlock of South Metro Atlanta (770) 478-8373
Rome: A+ DUI Interlock Service (706) 290-9669
Roswell: 1A Smart Start (770) 998-5677
Savannah: Street Beats (912) 353-7433
Stockbridge: Guardian Interlock of South Metro (770) 389-3847; Innovative Sounds (770) 389-8292
Valdosta: Audio Xtremes & Tint (229) 242-5350; LifeSafer Interlock of South Georgia, Inc. (800) 892-6960