Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 577
Public Safety Offenses
Section 577.612

August 28, 2014


Beginning January 1, 2017--Tampering with or circumventing the operation of an interlock device--penalty.

577.612. 1. A person commits the offense of tampering with or circumventing the operation of an ignition interlock device if:

(1) His or her driving privilege is restricted by a prohibition on the operation of any vehicle unless that vehicle is equipped with a functioning, certified ignition interlock device, and he or she knowingly requests or solicits any other person to blow into an ignition interlock device or to start a vehicle equipped with the device for the purpose of providing the person so restricted with an operable vehicle; or

(2) He or she blows into an ignition interlock device or starts a vehicle equipped with the device for the purpose of providing an operable vehicle to a person whose driving privilege is restricted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or chapter 302 by a prohibition on the operation of any vehicle unless that vehicle is equipped with a functioning, certified ignition interlock device; or

(3) He or she tampers with, or circumvents the operation of, an ignition interlock device.

2. The offense of tampering with or circumventing the operation of an ignition interlock device is a class A misdemeanor.

(L. 1995 S.B. 102 § 7, A.L. 2008 S.B. 930 & 947, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

Until December 31, 2016--Circumvention of operation--prohibited activities--penalty.

577.612. 1. It is unlawful for any person whose driving privilege is restricted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or chapter 302 to request or solicit any other person to blow into an ignition interlock device or to start a motor vehicle equipped with the device for the purpose of providing the person so restricted with an operable motor vehicle.

2. It is unlawful to blow into an ignition interlock device or to start a motor vehicle equipped with the device for the purpose of providing an operable motor vehicle to a person whose driving privilege is restricted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or chapter 302.

3. It is unlawful to tamper with, or circumvent the operation of, an ignition interlock device.

4. Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

(L. 1995 S.B. 102 § 7, A.L. 2008 S.B. 930 & 947)

Effective 7-01-09

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17. Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.


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