Are you in Oregon’s DUI Diversion program and looking to remove your Ignition Interlock Device (IID)? Let’s face it: They are embarrassing. They are expensive. And they are a hassle.

If you’ve been in compliance with the terms of your DUI Diversion for six months– and you have 90 days of consecutive clean breath test readings– we may be able to help you get the IID removed.

Oregon law on ignition interlock devices and the DUI Diversion Program changed July 1, 2018. You can now have the ignition interlock device in as little as six months if you have a history of clean breath test readings (e.g. no lockouts, no alcohol measured at all by the device) in the last six consecutive months. The process is not guaranteed, but most Oregon courts are allowing the motions.

Please contact our office for more details and an estimate to the cost.

Remove Ignition Interlock Device (IID) After Oregon DUI

ORS 813.645. Motion vacating requirement to install and use ignition interlock device

(1) A defendant may apply by motion to the court in which a driving while under the influence of intoxicants diversion agreement described in ORS 813.230 was entered for an order vacating the requirement to install and use an ignition interlock device if the defendant:

(a) Has complied with the condition of the diversion agreement described in ORS 813.602 (3) for at least six consecutive months and provides a certificate to the court from the ignition interlock device service center stating that the device has not recorded a negative report; and

(b) The defendant has entered into and is in compliance with any treatment program that the person is required to participate in as a condition of diversion.

(2) The defendant shall cause to be served on the district attorney or city prosecutor a copy of the motion for an order vacating the requirement to install and use an ignition interlock device under ORS 813.602 (3). The copy of the motion shall be served on the district attorney or city prosecutor at the time the motion is filed with the court. The district attorney or city prosecutor may contest the motion.

(3) The court shall hold a hearing on a petition filed in accordance with subsection (1) of this section. In determining whether to grant the petition, the court shall consider:

(a) The nature of the underlying crime for which driving privileges were suspended.

(b) The blood alcohol content of the defendant at the time of the arrest.

(c) Any other relevant factors.

(4) The court may vacate a defendant’s requirement to install and use an ignition interlock device under ORS 813.602 (3) if, after a hearing described in subsection (3) of this section, the court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that the petitioner:

(a) Has complied with the condition of the diversion agreement described in ORS 813.602 (3) for at least six consecutive months with no negative reports; and

(b) Has entered into and is in compliance with any treatment program required as a condition of diversion.

(5) When a court vacates a defendant’s requirement to install and use an ignition interlock device under ORS 813.602 (3), the court shall notify the Department of Transportation.

Note: Emphasis added by Romano Law.