The Employer Owned Vehicle Exemption to an Oregon DUII Diversion Ignition Interlock Requirement
One of the two exemptions to the requirement that a person have an Interlock Ignition Device installed in any vehicle they operate during the course of a DUII Diversion is employer owned vehicles:
The RequirementORS 813.602 states that 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 Employer Owned Vehicle ExemptionORS 813.606 provides that if 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. This exemption only covers vehicles registered to a persons' employer while they are being driven for employment purposes.
DMV Form 735-6874The Employer Ignition Interlock Device Exemption Form must be completed by the individuals' employer. This form indicates that: (1) the employer has been notified of the requirement for the ignition interlock device; (2) the person is required to drive a company registered vehicle for work purposes; and (3) the employer approves the employee being exempt from the IID requirement.
Your Duties After the Form Has Been CompletedThis form does not need to be filed with either the Court or the DMV. Instead, the person carry a copy of this exemption, in addition to a valid driver license or valid hardship/ probationary permit and valid insurance, at all times when operating vehicles registered to the employer while driving for employment purposes.