Oklahoma’s Ignition Interlock Device Laws

Oklahoma-FlagIn the State of Oklahoma, ignition interlock device (IID) service providers are authorized by the State’s Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drugs Influence (BOT). If a person is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) and ordered to install an IID, the device must be installed, serviced, and removed by authorized service providers only. The offender is responsible for all costs associated with an IID. Tampering with or attempting to circumvent the device is against the law, as is failing to return the device at the end of the service period. All of these actions are considered violations and are subject to legal action against the offender, including fines and jail time.

Drivers convicted of a DUI in Oklahoma may have their driving privileges revoked. If the courts order an IID to be installed, this usually occurs after the revocation period. However, in some cases, the courts may modify this to allow driving with the installation of an IID. IIDs in the State of Oklahoma require rolling re-tests, meaning the driver must submit breath samples while the vehicle is operating. Offenders ordered to install IIDs in their vehicles do not have to install them in employer-owned vehicles. Under those circumstances, the employer must provide a signed document stating that the offender has permission to operate the company-owned vehicle without an IID.

Periods of time an IID may be ordered for use:

  • Eighteen (18) months following a first revocation of driving privileges
  • Four (4) years following a second revocation
  • Five (5) years following third and subsequent revocations