Ignition Interlock Devices and Oregon DUII Diversions
Oregon law requires that people participating in a DUII Diversion program in Oregon have an ignition interlock device installed in any vehicle they drive. However, Oregon law also provides for two exemptions to this requirement: (1) for Medical reasons and (2) for Employer owned vehicles.
The RequirementORS 813.602(3)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, the court shall require as a condition of a driving while under the influence of intoxicants diversion agreement that an approved ignition interlock device be installed and used in any vehicle operated by the person during the period of the agreement when the person has driving privileges. In addition to any action taken under ORS 813.255, violation of the condition imposed under this subsection is a Class A traffic violation.
The Medical ExemptionORS 813.602(3)(b) A court may exempt a person from the condition in a diversion agreement to install and use an ignition interlock device if the court determines that the person meets the requirements for a medical exemption in accordance with rules adopted by the department under this section. A person granted a medical exemption under this paragraph shall carry proof of the medical exemption with the person while operating any vehicle.
The Employer Owned Vehicle ExemptionORS 813.606 [I]f a person is required, in the course and scope of the person's employment, to operate a motor vehicle owned by the person's employer, the person may operate that vehicle without installation of an ignition interlock device if: (1) The employer has been notified [...] [t]hat the employee has driving privileges and is otherwise required to install an ignition interlock device as a condition of a driving while under the influence of intoxicants diversion agreement; and (2) The employee has proof of the notification and, if applicable, a fully reinstated license in the possession of the employee while operating the employer's vehicle in the course of employment.