If you’re required to have an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) by the Oregon DMV, there’s an exception that permits you to drive employer-owned vehicles without an IID if: (1) you tell your employer as referenced below; and (2) you have proof you’ve told your employer on you when you drive. Here’s the law as amended by HB 2116 (2013):
813.606 Exception for employee otherwise required to have device. Notwithstanding ORS 813.604, if a person is required, in the course and scope of the person’s employment, to operate a motor vehicle owned by the person’s employer, the person may operate that vehicle without installation of an ignition interlock device if:
(1) The employer has been notified:
(a) That the employee is operating with a hardship permit restricted as provided in ORS 813.604;
(b) That the employee is operating on a fully reinstated license within the first year following suspension or revocation for the employee’s first conviction of driving while under the influence of intoxicants;
(c) That the employee is operating on a fully reinstated license within the second year following suspension or revocation for the employee’s second or subsequent conviction of driving while under the influence of intoxicants; or
(d) That the employee has driving privileges and is otherwise required to install an ignition interlock device as a condition of a driving while under the influence of intoxicants diversion agreement; and
(2) The employee has proof of the notification and, if applicable, a fully reinstated license in the possession of the employee while operating the employer’s vehicle in the course of employment.
DMV has a form for the IID employer exemption here: DMV Form 6874, but it’s flawed — and illegally so. If you’d like to know why, or if you think you qualify for the employer-exemption but the form makes it appear that you don’t, please just give us a call at 503-223-2313.