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 predetermined 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.