Washington State DUI

Ignition Interlock Device Laws

RCW 46.20.740
Notation on driving record — Verification of interlock — Penalty.

(1) The department shall attach or imprint a notation on the driving record of any person restricted under RCW 46.20.720 stating that the person may operate only a motor vehicle equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device. The department shall determine the person's eligibility for licensing based upon written verification by a company doing business in the state that it has installed the required device on a vehicle owned or operated by the person seeking reinstatement. If, based upon notification from the interlock provider or otherwise, the department determines that an ignition interlock required under this section is no longer installed or functioning as required, the department shall suspend the person's license or privilege to drive. Whenever the license or driving privilege of any person is suspended or revoked as a result of noncompliance with an ignition interlock requirement, the suspension shall remain in effect until the person provides notice issued by a company doing business in the state that a vehicle owned or operated by the person is equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device.

(2) It is a misdemeanor for a person with such a notation on his or her driving record to operate a motor vehicle that is not so equipped.

[2004 c 95 § 12; 2001 c 55 § 1; 1997 c 229 § 10; 1994 c 275 § 24; 1987 c 247 § 4.]

Notes:
Effective date -- 1997 c 229: See note following RCW 10.05.090.

Short title -- Effective date -- 1994 c 275: See notes following RCW 46.04.015.


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