In September, Governor Jerry Brown
passed California Senate Bill 1046, which now requires all convicted of a DUI in California to install an
Ignition Interlock Device in their vehicle. This update to the current
laws will be in effect as of January 1, 2019.
This bill is an expansion of the current pilot program requiring the installation
of Ignition Interlock Devices (IID) for DUI offenders in Los Angeles,
Alameda, Tulare and Sacramento counties. State Senator Jerry Hill sponsored
the bill to help reduce the amount of drunk driving accidents and associated
fatalities that occur every year. California will join twenty-eight other
states who already require the installation of IIDs for DUI offenders.
What are the Specific Provisions Under This New Law?
- First DUI Without Injury: Requires an IID for six months with complete
driving privileges; or a restricted license for one year with no IID installation
and participation in a court-mandated alcohol treatment program
- First DUI With Injury: IID required for six months
- Second DUI: Installation of an IID for one year
- Third DUI: Installation of an IID for two years
- Fourth and Any Subsequent DUIs: Installation of an IID for three years
What is an IID?
An Ignition Interlock Device (IID) requires the driver of a vehicle to
blow into a device that checks their blood alcohol content prior to them
being able to drive. If they blow and their BAC level is above the legal
limit of .08 percent, they will not be able to start the vehicle. The
IID is wired to the car’s ignition and must be installed by an authorized
installer. It costs anywhere from $100-$150 to install the device and
$60-80 a month for the rental fee, all which must be paid for by the DUI offender.
DUI Defense Representation
If you have been
pulled over for a DUI and are facing the prospect of having to install an IID, call Attorney
Goodman to discuss your options during a free consultation. She has 20+
years of criminal defense experience and she will zealously fight to protect
Call our top-rated OC DUI lawyer today at 888-849-7652 today.