A DUI conviction in Oklahoma is punishable by jail time, fines, and driver’s license revocation (suspension). As a condition of reinstating a driver’s license once the mandatory revocation period has been served, state law may require individuals to show proof of ignition interlock device (IID) installation.
An IID is a breathalyzer for a person’s vehicle, requiring him/her to blow into a mouthpiece attached to the device to either start or continuing driving the vehicle. An individual who installs an IID is responsible for paying for the installation costs, calibration fee, monthly lease fee, and removal fee.
A person must install an IID after the mandatory revocation period has ended for the following periods:
- First revocation and if the individual had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of at least .15 percent or refused to submit a post-arrest chemical test (e.g. breath, blood, or urine) – An IID must be installed in the person’s vehicle(s) for up to one and half years (or 18 months) following the revocation period or until the person’s driving privileges are reinstated, whichever lasts longer.
- Second revocation – A second DUI conviction within ten years of the first will lead to driver’s license revocation lasting up to one year. Once the revocation period is over, an IID must be installed in the person’s vehicle(s) for up to four years or until his/her driving privileges are reinstated.
- Third or subsequent revocation – A third or subsequent DUI conviction within ten years of the previous conviction will result in driver’s license revocation for up to three years. Once the revocation period is over, an IID must be installed in the person’s vehicle(s) for up to five years or until his/her driving privileges are reinstated.
In addition, an IID must be installed in all employer vehicles operated by the individual, unless the employer says otherwise. However, if a person is self-employed, a part-owner, employed by a relative, lives in the same household as the employer, or has previously served a revocation, he/she cannot operate a company vehicle without an IID installed.
If you have been arrested for a DUI in Norman, contact the Law Offices of Keith J. Nedwick, P.C.today at (866) 590-8173.