Ignition Interlock Requirements in DUI Cases
In DUI probation cases, it is unlawful to tamper with or to circumvent the operation of a court-ordered ignition interlock device. It is also unlawful for any person whose driving privilege is restricted pursuant to the ignition interlock device statute to request or solicit any other person to blow into an ignition interlock device or to start a motor vehicle equipped with the device for the purpose of providing the person so restricted with an operable motor vehicle. It is unlawful to blow into an ignition interlock device to start a motor vehicle equipped with the device for the purpose of providing an operable motor vehicle to a person whose driving privilege is restricted pursuant to the statute.
In addition, it is unlawful to knowingly lease or lend a motor vehicle to a person who has had his or her driving privilege restricted, unless the vehicle is equipped with a functioning, certified ignition interlock device.
If a person is required to operate a motor vehicle in the course and scope of his or her employment and if the vehicle is owned by the employer, the person may operate that vehicle without installation of an approved ignition interlock device if the employer has been notified of the driving privilege restriction and if proof of that notification is with the vehicle. This exemption does not apply, however, if the business entity that owns the vehicle is owned or controlled by the person whose driving privilege has been restricted.