Sacramento, along with Alameda, Los Angeles, and Tulare Counties are subjects of a new ignition interlock law, which would require all offenders’ even first timers to install and maintain an Ignition Interlock Device (IID), in their vehicle.
All DUI convictions after July 1, 2010 cause notice to be sent to offenders from the DMV notifying them they must install the IID for a given period of time.
First offenders will receive a 5 month IID requirement.
Second offenders a 12 month requirement.
Third offenders a 24 month requirement and,
Fourth offenders 36 months.
Persons are exempt of the requirement if, within 30 days of notice by the DMV, the person certifies no ownership of a vehicle, no access to a vehicle at his/her residence. Motorcycles are not included.
The cost of installation and maintenance will be borne by the offender but based on a sliding scale.
Under the new scheme a convicted second offender can apply for a restricted license after 90 days suspension. A convicted third offender can apply for a restricted license after 6 months suspension. A convicted fourth offender can apply for a restricted license after 12 months suspension.