DUI Process in Washington – What to do after a drunk driving conviction

If you’ve been convicted of a DUI (drunk driving, driving under the influence) in Washington, you will have to go through a state-mandated process before you are able to legally drive again. That process may include:

  1. Alcohol Assessment
  2. Treatment
  3. SR-22 Insurance
  4. Ignition Interlock Device

Once all requirements are met, you will be eligible to drive with your Ignition Interlock License (IIL). You can apply for your Restricted License immediately after arrest by submitting your Restricted Driver Application Form and the application fee to a Washington Department of Licensing (DOL) office.

Ignition interlock devices in Washington

The state of Washington requires all drunk driving offenders, even first-time offenders, to install an ignition interlock device following their conviction. Since implementing this all offender law in 2009, drunk driving deaths have dropped by 19%, according to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).

Find a Washington ignition interlock device (car breathalyzer, IID) installation location and schedule your installation at a state certified location near your home or work.


More Washington DUI process resources

Approved State Vendor List

DUI Victim Impact Panel, Washington


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