What happens after I get my DUI?
In Oregon, the charge of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants is commonly referred to as a DUII. Effective January 1, 2016, all people charged with a DUII in Oregon must be booked. This is either done at the time of arrest or prior to your first court hearing. An Oregon driver charged with a DUII will need to contact the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) within the first 10 days to request a hearing pertaining to his/her license suspension. The request must be in writing. Failure to request a hearing within the 10-day period will result in you losing your right to a hearing.
What do I need to bring to my installation?
Once you have scheduled your Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installation with Smart Start, you will need to bring a court order to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) or an order from the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to install an IID. You should be prepared to provide payment for your first month’s lease with a credit or debit card, and or cash. Also, bring a photo ID and proof of residence to verify your address.
What should I bring back to my monitoring authority after my device is installed?
You will be provided with a receipt of installation when the Ignition Interlock Device (IID) is installed in your vehicle. This receipt will also have the date when you must return to the shop for the next scheduled Ignition Interlock Device calibration.
How do I know if Smart Start’s devices are compliant with my program?
Smart Start’s Ignition Interlock Devices have been approved and certified by the state of Oregon, so we are a fully compliant IID provider. All of our devices will be compliant with your program. Smart Start’s Ignition Interlock Devices (IIDs) also meet the standards set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
What happens if I violate?
If you blow a test result that is a violation, this will result in a negative report. Smart Start of Oregon is required to notify your monitoring authority of the negative report. In Oregon, the monitoring authority is the Alcohol & Drug Evaluation Services office that conducted your initial assessment. This agency will then notify the court of a violation. Smart Start of Oregon WILL NOT charge you a violation fee, unlike most other IID providers in Oregon. A violation fee with other Ignition Interlock Device (IID) providers can be between $25 and $40 per violation. When you choose Smart Start of Oregon, you’re guaranteed to save money.
How often does my IID need to be serviced?
You will need to have your Smart Start of Oregon Ignition Interlock Device (IID) brought back to a Smart Start service center every 30 days. The LED display screen on your ignition interlock will alert you, reminding you to return to a shop for a 30-day calibration and to pay your next month’s lease payment. You can also press the # key on the IID, then press the 1 key on the keypad to see your appointment time.
How do the consequences differ for a first and second DUI? Third? Fourth?
For your first DUII in Oregon, you may qualify for a Court Diversion Program. If you meet the terms of the Diversion (including a requirement to install an IID on any vehicle you drive), your DUII offense will be expunged from your record. Additional consequences are as follows:
- First DUII: If you are convicted of your first DUII, then you will be required to install an Ignition Interlock Device for a period of one year.
- Second DUII: A second offense will require an ignition interlock (IID) for 24 months.
- Third+ DUII: A third, fourth or fifth offense will require an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) for a period of five years.
What do I need for removal?
In Oregon, you will qualify for ignition interlock removal when you have met the terms of your Ignition Interlock Device (IID). Effective January 1, 2016, an ignition interlock user may qualify for an early IID removal when there have been no negative reports for a period of six months. A DUII client who had the IID installed as a court requirement can petition the court to have the IID removed a bit earlier than the original 12-month term. You are required to pay an Ignition Interlock Device removal fee of $75.00 at the time of removal. Be sure that you have your original paperwork indicating the start and end date of your IID requirement.
What if I have a requirement, but I don’t own a vehicle?
Oregon state law requires you to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on any vehicle you plan to drive. If you are not planning to drive a vehicle, or you do not own a vehicle, then no IID can be installed. We would suggest that you notify the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or court that you do not plan to drive and wait for further instructions from your monitoring authority.
Do I need the device on all of my vehicles?
Oregon law requires an individual with an ignition interlock requirement to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on any vehicle that the person plans to drive. If you’re only planning to drive one vehicle, then you will only be required to have a device installed on that particular vehicle. If you plan to drive an additional vehicle, then you would be required to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on that particular vehicle as well.
Is anyone else allowed to drive the vehicle on which the ignition interlock is installed?
Yes, another person can drive your vehicle. However, keep in mind that YOU are still responsible for any test results that come from that person. For any breath test—even a required random rolling re-test—the results will be the responsibility of the individual who is leasing the Ignition Interlock Device (IID). A family member can drive the vehicle, but any individual who drives the car while the ignition interlock is installed would need to be taught how to blow into the device. If someone else fails a test on your Ignition Interlock Device, you will be held responsible.
Where can I go for service? Anywhere, or just within my state?
What constitutes a violation in my state?
In Oregon, a violation is defined as:
- Any test result where the individual blows a BrAC of .040 or more
- Failure to take a random re-test
- Failure to pass a random re-test
- An attempt to tamper with the ignition interlock, the camera, or any other component of the Ignition Interlock Device (IID).
What do I need to do to install voluntarily?
To install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on your vehicle or a family member’s vehicle voluntarily, click the chat window below, fill out our online form, or call Smart Start at 800.831.3299 to speak with one of our customer care advocates and schedule a voluntary installation appointment. Check to see if your insurance offers any discounts for voluntary interlock installation—especially for children going off to college.
How do I know if I need a camera/GPS/etc.?
The state of Oregon requires an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) and a compatible camera to be installed when ordered by a court or the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Smart Start of Oregon also has a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking feature available for installation for an additional cost.
Does the camera watch me all the time?
Absolutely not. The camera only captures an image of the driver at the time of each breath test. After each breath test, the photo image is stored along with the date, time and location of each test.
How do I know what my state requires in an Ignition Interlock Device?
All Ignition Interlock Devices must meet the requirements set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). No matter where you reside, the IID needs to be NHTSA-certified by the federal government. The Ignition Interlock Device must be approved and certified by the state of Oregon. Smart Start of Oregon and all other Smart Start locations across the U.S. meet all state requirements and are both approved and certified.
How can I pay for calibration?
In Oregon, you can pay for calibration on your scheduled calibration date at the service center.
Where do I send a record of my service appointments?
Smart Start sends a record of your appointments to your monitoring authority on your behalf at no additional cost to you. However, you are encouraged to keep a copy of each Smart Start invoice when any service is performed.
Does this thing hurt my vehicle?
No; the Ignition Interlock Device (IID), camera, and any other features will not cause any harm to your vehicle. The electrical draw is a very small amount, usually no more than one-quarter of an amp. As long as your vehicle’s electrical system is in good working order, the IID system should operate correctly. Should there be any difficulty where the IID LED screen indicates an operational problem, please take your vehicle to one of our Smart Start service center locations.
Can I get one on my motorcycle?
Motorcycle Ignition Interlock installation laws differ by state. Smart Start operates throughout the U.S. as a certified manufacturer and will work harder than other companies to provide you a seamless Interlock program that still follows your case requirements in the state of Oregon. Please call our Customer Care Center at 800-831-3299 if you have any questions.
When I call your toll free number will someone be able to help me who speaks Spanish?
Yes, when you call our toll free 24-hour telephone number at 800.831.3299, you will be prompted to press the correct key on your phone to request to speak to a bilingual customer care advocate who can speak Spanish. Additionally, please ask the customer care advocate on the phone for more information on how Smart Start’s Ignition Interlock Device can be programmed in your preferred language.