Wisconsin courts are required to order a BAIID to be installed on every vehicle owned by the offender for first offense OWI with an alcohol concentration of 0.15 or higher, for all second or subsequent OWI offense and for chemical test refusal, unless doing so would cause an undue financial hardship.
BAIIDs are leased from a service provider for the duration of the vehicle sanction, a minimum of 12 months. The lease and service agreement includes fees for installation, monthly service, and removal at the conclusion of the sanction. Other fees may be assessed by the service provider for periodic calibration, violation resets, or permanent lockout conditions, and several other categories, as indicated in the service center lists.
There are currently five BAIID models certified for use in Wisconsin. Intoxalock, LifeSafer, Low Cost, and Smart Start have been approved to install the newly approved configurations. Additional information about each is available on the manufacturer’s websites:
BAIIDs installed after January 1, 2023, and for users with removal dates in 2024 and later, now require incorporating cameras and on-line data access for authorized users, allowing handset removal, the use of lockout codes, and elimination of temporary lockouts at vehicle start. Individuals that will be required to have their equipment updated will be contacted by their manufacturer to schedule these swaps, which will occur at no cost to users.
The monthly lease for these new devices are listed as “30-Day Lease”. Installation has been broken into two categories, with more complex ignition system estimates listed as “High End”. “Calibration” and “Reporting” fees will occur at 60-day intervals, unless repeated violations result in a “Violation Reset”. The remaining fees have been published in accordance with the new rule, and specify replacement costs for both the handset and entire system, if intentionally damaged by the user. The remaining fees (early termination, missed appointments, NSF payments, and vehicle swap) must also be disclosed. The service center must provide a one-page summary of all possible fees at the time of installation.