Oregon has a variety of penalties for DUI offenders. First-time offenders will automatically have their license suspended for a year, for example. The legal limit in Oregon is .08 percent blood alcohol content, and anyone found to have reached or exceeded that limit risks conviction. Refusing the test will not eliminate the consequences, either.
Drivers who install an ignition interlock device may regain their driving privileges, even during their suspension period. They will have to apply for a Hardship Permit and meet all other criteria in order to qualify.
In Oregon, eligible drivers may be able to regain their driving privileges during the suspension period if they install an ignition interlock device, and meet other criteria. They can obtain a Hardship Permit that will allow them to use it.
In Oregon, DUI offenders are subject to a variety of penalties, that include fines and license suspension. Anyone arrested on suspicion of DUI in Oregon is required to have their blood, breath, or urine tested for alcohol, and the legal limit is .08 percent blood alcohol content. The penalties can increase depending on the circumstances of the DUI. For example, an excessively high BAC or property damage may result in increased penalties.
Refusing a breath test or field sobriety test will also result in consequences. Offenders who refuse a breath test will have their license suspended up to one year and also be fined up to $650.
Oregon offenders who meet criteria are eligible to regain their driving privileges with a Hardship Permit. In order to get a Hardship Permit, the offender must install an ignition interlock device. Here is everything they need to do to qualify:
Not all offenders will be eligible for a Hardship Permit, depending on the circumstances of their offense.
Ignition interlock devices help prevent drunk driving, and are regulated by the state monitoring authority. To qualify for a Hardship Permit, the offender must have the ignition interlock device installed by an authorized provider. ADS is an authorized provider in Oregon, and our device is approved.
Ignition interlock, devices, or IIDs, are portable breathalyzers installed inside your vehicle and:
The ADS Determinator II device is approved in Oregon. This device meets state criteria and offers a simple operating system that features bilingual prompts.
The offender is responsible for the cost of the device, which is rented as opposed to purchased outright. There are also device protection plans available to insure the device in case of an accident.
The cost of the ADS device averages to $2.50 or $3.50 per day.
ADS has a large partner network, with more than 4,000 installation locations. You should have no problem finding a location near you. You will need to return every 60 days for device calibration, so keep that in mind when choosing your location.