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An ignition interlock device (IID) is a device that is installed in a vehicle’s ignition system that requires the driver to blow into a breathalyzer in order to start the vehicle. If the breathalyzer detects a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above a preset limit (typically 0.02%), the vehicle will not start. IIDs are often used as a condition of probation or as a requirement for someone to regain their driver’s license after a drunk driving conviction.
In Orange County, California, the use of IIDs is governed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the courts. If a person is convicted of drunk driving in Orange County, they may be required to install an IID in any vehicle they own or operate as a condition of probation. The requirement to install an IID can also be imposed by the DMV as a condition of reinstating a driver’s license after a drunk driving conviction.
The process for installing an IID in Orange County typically begins with the convicted individual completing a DUI program, after that the individual need to visit a California-approved IID provider to have the device installed in their vehicle(s). The installation of the device typically include a fee for installation and monthly rental fee for usage and maintenance.
An individual with IID installed in their vehicle(s) need to pass a breath test before starting the engine, and may also be required to take “rolling retests” while driving, in which the device will prompt them to blow into the breathalyzer at random intervals. If the breath test is failed or rolling retest is skipped the device will prevent the engine from starting and record the violation in the device’s memory and will be reported to the responsible agency.
It is important to note that while having an IID installed in a vehicle can be a significant inconvenience, it is also an important tool in preventing repeat drunk driving offenses. Research has shown that the use of IIDs can significantly reduce the risk of repeat offenses, particularly among high-risk offenders.
In Orange County, the IID program is enforced by the Orange County Superior Court and the California Department of Motor Vehicles, violators of the program may face penalties such as fines, revocation of probation and revocation of driver’s license, additionally fines imposed by the court.
In conclusion, Ignition interlock devices (IID) are a court-ordered and DMV-mandated devices required to be installed in vehicles of individuals convicted of drunk driving in Orange County, California. The device is intended to prevent repeat offenses by requiring the driver to blow into a breathalyzer before starting the vehicle. The IID program is enforced by the Orange County Superior Court and the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and violators face penalties including fines and revocation of probation and driver’s license.
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