Ignition Interlock Devices
Driving Under the Influence – Ignition Interlock Device (SB 1046, Hill): From January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2026, this law mandates repeat offenders for driving under the influence (DUI) and first DUI offenders whose violations resulted in injury, to install an ignition interlock device (IID) for a period ranging from 12 to 48 months. This law also allows those who receive a suspension under the Administrative Per Se law to obtain an IID-restricted driving privilege, and receive credit toward their required IID restriction period if they are later convicted of a DUI. These provisions apply to DUI violations that involve alcohol or the combined use of alcohol and drugs. They do not apply to drug-only violations. Additionally, courts have the discretion to order a non-injury first DUI offender to install an IID for a period of up to 6 months. If the court does not order IID installation, a non-injury first offender may apply for a driver license for IID restrictions or restrictions that allow them to drive to, from, and during their employment and to and from a DUI treatment program for 12 months. Previously, an IID pilot program was only in effect in Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Tulare counties. -------DMV
Need to get an ignition interlock device installed in your car, either voluntarily or through mandate from the courts? We work with two companies that create and administer the breathalyzer ignition interlock devices: Low Cost Interlock and Intoxalock. We serve as an installation center for these companies and devices. The services we offer are installation, removal, troubleshooting, and calibration. To schedule an appointment with us, call the company first and they will set up the appointment with us. We are unable to do anything until the companies notify us. To calibrate your device, no appointment is necessary.