2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 47. Motor Vehicles
§47-6-212.3. Ignition interlock device - Duration.

47 OK Stat § 47-6-212.3 (2014) What's This?

A. Whenever the records of the Department of Public Safety reflect the revocation of the driving privilege of a person as provided in subsection A of Section 6-205.1 of this title, the Department shall require the installation of an ignition interlock device, at the expense of the person, as provided in subsection D of this section, after the mandatory period of revocation, as prescribed by Section 6-205.1 of this title, for the following period, as applicable:

1. For a first revocation and if the person refused to submit to a test or tests, or had a blood or breath alcohol concentration of fifteen hundredths (0.15) or more, for a period of one and one-half (1 1/2) years following the mandatory period of revocation or until the driving privileges of the person are reinstated, whichever is longer;

2. For a second revocation, for a period of four (4) years following the mandatory period of revocation or until the driving privileges of the person are reinstated, whichever is longer; or

3. For a third or subsequent revocation, for a period of five (5) years following the mandatory period of revocation or until the driving privileges of the person are reinstated, whichever is longer.

B. Whenever the records of the Department of Public Safety reflect a person is classified as an excessive user of alcohol or of a combination of alcohol and any other intoxicating substance, and inimical to public safety, in accordance with rules promulgated by the Department, the person shall, upon request for reinstatement of driving privileges from revocation or suspension based upon the conviction or the status as an excessive user, provide proof of installation of an ignition interlock device approved by the Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence, at the expense of the person, as provided in subsection D of this section.

C. The Department shall require, as a condition of reinstatement, the device to be installed upon any vehicle owned or leased, as reflected on the vehicle registration, by an employer of the person for use by the person, except when the employer requests the ignition interlock device not be installed. The request shall be in writing and notarized on the official letterhead of the employer and provided by the person to the Department; provided, a request shall not be accepted by the Department under the following circumstances:

1. When the person is self-employed or owns part or all of the company or corporation, or exercises control over some part of the business which owns or leases the vehicle;

2. When the person is employed by a relative who is within the first degree of consanguinity or who resides in the same household; or

3. When the person has had a prior revocation pursuant to paragraph 2 of subsection A of Section 6-205 of this title or to Section 753 or 754 of this title.

The person shall comply with all provisions of law and rule regarding ignition interlock devices.

D. 1. The requirements of subsection A or B, as applicable, of this section shall be a prerequisite and condition for reinstatement of driving privileges, in addition to other conditions for driving privilege reinstatement provided by law or by rule of the Department. Upon request and eligibility, the Department shall issue a restricted driver license to the person, upon payment of a restricted driver license fee of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) and all other appropriate fees by the person. The restricted driver license and the driving record of the person shall indicate by an appropriate restriction that the person is only authorized to operate a vehicle upon which an ignition interlock is installed. If the person is operating a motor vehicle owned or leased by an employer who has not given permission for an ignition interlock device to be installed, the employer shall provide the person with a letter, on official letterhead of the employer, which the person shall carry in his or her immediate possession at all times when operating a motor vehicle and shall display for examination and inspection upon demand of a peace officer.

2. The restricted driver license fee authorized by this section shall be remitted to the State Treasurer to be credited to the Department of Public Safety Restricted Revolving Fund. All monies accruing to the credit of the Department of Public Safety Restricted Revolving Fund from restricted driver license fees shall be budgeted and expended solely for the purpose of administering the provisions of this section.

3. The installation of an ignition interlock device, as required by this subsection, shall not be construed to authorize the person to drive unless the person is otherwise eligible to drive.

E. Installation of an ignition interlock device pursuant to subsection A or B of this section shall run concurrently with a court order, if any, for installation of an ignition interlock device, or devices pursuant to the same conviction.

F. The person shall pay the monthly maintenance fee, not to exceed Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) per month, for each ignition interlock device installed pursuant to this section. The person shall comply with all provisions of law regarding ignition interlock devices.

G. The ignition interlock device provider shall make available to the Department regular reports of violations, if any, for each ignition interlock device installed pursuant to this section.

H. Pursuant to Section 6-113 of this title, the Department may revoke or suspend the driving privileges of the person for reports from the provider which indicate attempts by the person to operate a motor vehicle when the person is under the influence of alcohol.

I. The Department shall promulgate rules necessary to implement and administer this section.

Added by Laws 2005, c. 167, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2005. Amended by Laws 2005, c. 394, § 18, eff. Sept. 1, 2005; Laws 2011, c. 373, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 2011; Laws 2012, c. 283, § 6, eff. July 1, 2012; Laws 2013, c. 393, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2013.

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