K.S.A. 8-1017

Kansas has enacted penalties that are outlined in K.S.A. 8-1017 for tampering or circumventing an ignition interlock device.  These penalties are only for those who tamper or circumvent a device and/or make an attempt to render an ignition interlock device inoperable.  It is also a violation to take a test for someone else, and operate a vehicle that is not equipped with an ignition interlock when required to do so.  Below is the entire statute, as revised and enacted July 1, 2011.


Sec. 16. K.S.A. 8-1017 is hereby amended to read as follows: 8-1017.

(a) No person shall:
(1) Tamper with an ignition interlock device for the purpose of circumventing it or rendering, circumvent it or render it inaccurate or inoperative;

(2) request or solicit another to blow into an ignition interlock device,
or start a motor vehicle equipped with such device, for the purpose of
providing an operable motor vehicle to a person whose driving privileges
have been restricted to driving a motor vehicle equipped with such device;

(3) blow into an ignition interlock device, or start a motor vehicle
equipped with an ignition interlock device for the purpose of such device,
providing an operable motor vehicle to a person whose driving privileges
have been restricted to driving a motor vehicle equipped with such device;
or

(4) operate a vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock device
during the restricted period while such person’s driving privileges have
been restricted to driving a motor vehicle equipped with such device.
(b) Violation of this section is a class A, nonperson misdemeanor.
(c) In addition to any other penalties provided by law, upon receipt of
a conviction for a violation of this section, the division shall suspend the
person’s driving privileges for a period of two years.:

(1) (A) On a first conviction of a violation of subsection (a)(1) or (a)(2),
the division shall extend the ignition interlock restriction period on the
person’s driving privileges for an additional 90 days; and

(B) on a second or subsequent conviction of a violation of subsection
(a)(1) or (a)(2), the division shall restart the original ignition interlock
restriction period on the person’s driving privileges; and

(2) on a conviction of a violation of subsection (a)(4), the division shall
restart the original ignition interlock restriction period on the person’s
driving privileges.