First Time DUI / Drunk Driving Offenders Required To Install Ignition Interlock Devices

Jul 8, 2010 @ 05:15 PM — by Myles L. Berman

As of July, 1, 2010, all first time DUI / Drunk Driving offenders who are convicted in Los Angeles, Alameda, Sacramento and Tulare counties will be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on any vehicle they own or have access to for five months. This is a pilot project that was finalized just days before July 1. The Department of Motor Vehicles will be required to send notices to the first time convicted DUI / Drunk Driving drivers that the IID must be installed with 30 days. This is a very unfair law. It applies to people who were arrested for DUI / Drunk Driving before July 1, 2010 instead of applying only to people who were arrested on or after July 1, 2010. Of course the IID companies are looking to make perhaps millions off the new law.

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