Arizona drivers currently found guilty of DUI charges are required to install and use an ignition interlock device (IID).
It doesn’t matter that their DUI did not involve alcohol. It doesn’t’ matter that they never used alcohol a day in their lives.
Requiring a person convicted of a drug DUI to install and submit to an IID screening before they can start their vehicle, never made a lot of sense.
This was particularly true if the driver didn’t drink alcohol, considering that current IID technology does not allow for detection of drugs in a person’s body.
Current IID technology is limited to detection of spirituous liquor on a person’s breath during exhalation.
It may have served a punitive purpose; but it did nothing to prevent a driver from driving impaired due to drugs.
This however, is about to change.
Arizona’s SB 1228 has passed. It will allow for judges to have some discretion as to whether or not to impose installation and use of an IID for Drug DUI convictions.
This article provides a comprehensive look at Arizona’s Ignition Interlock Device Program and other related topics included:
- Overview of Arizona SB 1228
- Ignition Interlock Devices used in DUI Sentencing
- Arizona Removes Ignition Interlock Device Requirement for Drug DUI
- How the new law will Impact Arizona Drivers
- Driver Obligations for Use and Reporting of Ignition Interlock Device
- 10 Frequently Asked Questions about Arizona DUI IID Program
- DUI Classifications, Penalties & Criminal Defense Mesa AZ