2013 Rhode Island General Laws 31-49-4. Warning label
(a) The division of motor vehicles shall design and adopt a warning label to be affixed to an ignition interlock system on installation. The warning label shall state that a person tampering with, circumventing, or otherwise misusing the ignition interlock system is guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction, is subject to a fine up to five hundred dollars ($500), or one year imprisonment, or both.
(2) If the court imposes the use of an ignition interlock system, the sentencing judge shall cause an appropriate notation to be made on the person’s record which clearly sets forth the requirement for and the period of the use of the system.
(b) In addition to the requirements of subsection (a) of this section, the court shall:
(1) Require proof of the installation of the system and periodic reporting by the person for the purpose of verification of the proper operation of the system; and
(2) Require the person to have the system monitored for the proper use and accuracy by a person, firm, corporation or other association to be approved by the department of revenue at least once every six (6) months, or more frequently as the circumstances may require; and
(3) Shall require the person to pay the reasonable cost of leasing or buying, monitoring and maintenance of the system.
(c) A person prohibited under this section from operating a motor vehicle that is not equipped with an ignition interlock system may not solicit or have another person attempt to start or start a motor vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock system.
(d) A person may not attempt to start or start a motor vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock system for the purpose of providing an operable motor vehicle to a person who is prohibited under this section from operating a motor vehicle that is not equipped with an ignition interlock system.
(e) A person may not tamper with, or in any way attempt to circumvent, the operation of an ignition interlock system that has been installed in the motor vehicle of a person under this section.
(f) Subject to the provisions of subdivision (2) of this subsection, a person may not knowingly furnish a motor vehicle not equipped with a functioning ignition interlock system to another person who the person knows is prohibited under subsection (b) of this section from operating a motor vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlock system.
(2) If a person is required, in the course of the person’s employment, to operate a motor vehicle owned or provided by the person’s employer, the person may operate that motor vehicle in the course of the person’s employment without installation of an ignition interlock system if the court has expressly permitted the person to operate in the course of the person’s employment a motor vehicle that is not equipped with an ignition interlock system.
(g) Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 405, § 3; P.L. 2008, ch. 98, § 32; P.L. 2008, ch. 145, § 32.)