By Reggie Ellis
tulare county – A pilot project requiring repeat DUI offenders in Tulare County to take a breathalyzer test before starting their vehicle has been extended through 2018.
On Sept. 28, Gov. Jerry Brown signed an 18-month extension of AB 91 requiring the installation of ignition interlock devices (IID) to the steering column of vehicles owned by people who have been convicted of drinking and driving.
California began the pilot program on July 1, 2010 in Tulare, Alameda, Los Angeles, and Sacramento Counties. Under the program, any one DUI offender being issued a restricted driver’s license, being reissued a driver’s license, or having the privilege to operate a motor vehicle reinstated must install an IID on all vehicles he or she owns or operates for a specified period of time. The law also states that anyone who attempts to remove, bypass or tamper with the IID will immediately have their license suspended.
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