Q: second dui offense. Interlock eligibility? Reasons for ineligible
From interlock company what you say in hearing
A: SB1046 ALLOWS IGNITION INTERLOCKS, BUT ONLY FOR DUI'S AFTER 1/1/19
THE DUI client MUST go to IID to install and they give driver a DL 920, certificate of installation, that the driver takes to DMV
An Ignition interlock device or car breathalyzer, is installed into a vehicle to help prevent drunk driving. The device requires the driver to provide a breath sample before starting their car and if a measurable amount of alcohol is detected, the vehicle will not start.
Although the interlock is always “on” and charged, there is a warm-up period after you turn the ignition key half way to activate the car battery before you can take your test. This can range from 3-7 minutes and can be longer in cold weather. It can also lead to frustration when you are used to getting in your car and going. This is a big change. Give yourself time and it will become a habit to leave a little earlier.
Again, the routine is everything. If you are used to getting the car right after brushing your teeth, smoking or drinking a cup of coffee, you’ll need to adjust for the interlock. Always bring a bottle of water and rinse your mouth out while the device warms up. This will reduce the likelihood that residue from these items will result in a positive test. Avoid the following before you use the interlock:
Cologne or other scents with an alcohol base
Using the windshield wiper fluid
Smoking or vaping
Cough syrups, other over the counter medications
This list is not exhaustive,
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