Device to prevent person who has consumed alcohol from starting vehicle: Imposition by court order; installation and inspection; exceptions.
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5, a court:
(a) May order a person convicted of a first violation of NRS 484.379, for a period of not less than 3 months nor more than 6 months; and
(b) Shall order a person convicted of a third or subsequent violation of NRS 484.379 or a violation of NRS 484.3795, for a period of not less than 12 months nor more than 36 months,
Ê to install at his own expense a device in any motor vehicle which he owns or operates as a condition to obtaining a restricted license pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 483.490.
2. A court may order a person convicted of a violation of NRS 484.379 or 484.3795, for a period determined by the court, to install at his own expense a device in any motor vehicle which he owns or operates as a condition of reinstatement of his driving privilege.
3. If the court orders a person to install a device pursuant to subsection 1 or 2:
(a) The court shall immediately prepare and transmit a copy of its order to the Director. The order must include a statement that a device is required and the specific period for which it is required. The Director shall cause this information to be incorporated into the records of the Department and noted as a restriction on the person’s driver’s license.
(b) The person who is required to install the device shall provide proof of compliance to the Department before he may receive a restricted license or before his driving privilege may be reinstated, as applicable. Each model of a device installed pursuant to this section must have been certified by the Committee on Testing for Intoxication.
4. A person whose driving privilege is restricted pursuant to this section shall:
(a) If he was ordered to install a device pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1, have the device inspected by the manufacturer of the device or its agent at least one time during the period in which he is required to use the device; or
(b) If he was ordered to install a device pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1, have the device inspected by the manufacturer of the device or its agent at least one time each 90 days,
Ê to determine whether the device is operating properly. An inspection required pursuant to this subsection must be conducted in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to NRS 484.3888. The manufacturer or its agent shall submit a report to the Director indicating whether the device is operating properly and whether it has been tampered with. If the device has been tampered with, the Director shall notify the court that ordered the installation of the device.
5. If a person is required to operate a motor vehicle in the course and scope of his employment and the motor vehicle is owned by his employer, the person may operate that vehicle without the installation of a device, if:
(a) The employee notifies his employer that the employee’s driving privilege has been so restricted; and
(b) The employee has proof of that notification in his possession or the notice, or a facsimile copy thereof, is with the motor vehicle.
Ê This exemption does not apply to a motor vehicle owned by a business which is all or partly owned or controlled by the person otherwise subject to this section.
Last modified: February 25, 2006