Ignition Interlock Laws in Oregon

Oregon-State-SealOregon ignition interlock laws require that any driver convicted of driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) will have driving privileges suspended. In many cases you will be able to regain driving privileges by installing an ignition interlock device, including an electronic log device, on your vehicle. You are responsible for all costs associated with installation and maintenance of the device.

When you are arrested for a DUII (Driving Under the Influence of intoxicants) in Oregon your license can be suspended in two different ways:

  1. Administrative. This only happens if you fail a breath test, or refuse to take one. Your license will be suspended immediately, and the arresting officer will give you a temporary driving permit good for 10 days so you can get your affairs in order. During this time you can challenge your case. If you decide not to, or if your challenge is unsuccessful, your license will be suspended on the 11th day for 3 months
  2. Judicial. This occurs when you are sentenced by a court after a trial or plea agreement

You must attend to both suspensions in order to regain your driving privileges.

  • After 30 days of administrative suspension you can apply for an ignition interlock device to regain your driving privileges
SituationJail FineSuspension
1st OffenseMinimum 2 daysMinimum $1,0001 year
2nd Offense2 days - 1 yearMinimum $1,5003 years
3rd Offense2 days - 1 yearMinimum $2,000Permanent
  • For judicial suspensions, you may apply for an ignition interlock after a period of 30 days for 1st offense, 1 year for 2nd offense, and 10 years for 3rd and subsequent offenses. The period for which you must have an interlock installed after license reinstatement can be up to 2 years
  • Alcohol/drug screening interview, evaluation and treatment program is mandatory
  • You might have to attend a victim impact treatment session

➨ Steps to Regaining Your License in Oregon

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