According to a study done in Massachusetts, drivers who are forced to use an ignition interlock device on their car following their second DUI conviction are far less likely to suffer rearrest.
Typically, DUI drivers who are on probation must blow into the device in order to start their car. The device registers any measurable amount of alcohol and will then disable the car.
There has been some discussion in California about putting IID’s into vehicle following a first conviction. The DUI Offenders Ignition Interlock Device Pilot Project, effective July 1, authored by Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-West Hollywood), established a pilot project in Alameda, Sacramento, Tulare and Los Angeles counties to mandate installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for first-time DUI offenders.
If the statistics show recidivism rates declining, expect this to become mandated state-wide. Whether you live in Irvine, Newport Beach or Anaheim, if you are charged with a DUI, call an experienced DUI defense attorney to assist you.