Iowa Senate Passes New OWI Ignition Interlock Device Bill

(Des Moines, IA) — The Iowa Senate is introducing changes to the state’s code regarding ignition interlock devices for operating while intoxicated charges. The bill, passed by a vote of 39-8, addresses concerns about false positive samples and includes waivers for individuals with medical conditions affecting their ability to use the IID. Additionally, the legislation adjusts the threshold for failed random IID tests while operating a vehicle from .025 to .04 blood alcohol concentration. Penalties for multiple violations within a specific timeframe have also been revised. The bill now awaits consideration in the Iowa House.

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