Turlock police officers visited 116 high-risk DUI offenders who failed
to provide proof of installing an
ignition interlock device, or IID, on their vehicles.
These IIDs are designed to prevent
California DUI offenders from operating vehicles if they have been drinking. In order for the car
to start, the user must blow into the device and resister a below a certain
blood alcohol level. The data from the IID is then downloaded and sent to the court files
for review by the district attorney.
According to the Modesto Bee, officers found 29 violators, 6 of which were
in compliance but had not reported to the DMV, 22 had their licenses suspended
and 1 resisted and was booked on an obstruction charge.
Ignition interlock devices are a convenient and easy way in allowing those who have been arrested
for DUIs to continue driving. If you have been arrested for driving under
the influence, contact our
California DUI Defense Lawyers to find out if you are eligible for an IID.