California Passes New Tough Pilot DUI / Drunk Driving Ignition Interlock Device Law

Oct 19, 2009 @ 10:06 AM — by Myles L. Berman

California passed a new tough pilot ingnition interlock device law that would require DUI / Drunk Driving offenders (including first time offenders) to install an ignition interlock device on all vehicles owned or operated by the offender. This pilot project law is limited to Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Tulare counties. The law is to take effect July 1, 2010 and is set to expire January 1, 2016. There are certain requirements before the law actually takes effect such as the California Department of Motor Vehicles will be required to obtain, by January 31, 2010, non-California funding for the costs of the pilot program. The pilot law also requires another California law to go into effect on or before January 1, 2010 that allows for repeat DUI / Drunk Driving offenders to obtain a restricted license provided in part they install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID).

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