Montana Title 61. Motor Vehicles § 61-8-442. Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs--driving with excessive alcohol concentration--ignition interlock device--24/7 sobriety and drug monitoring program--forfeiture of vehicle

(1) In addition to the punishments provided in 61-8-714 , 61-8-722 , and 61-8-465 , regardless of disposition and if a probationary license is recommended by the court, the court may, for a person convicted of a first offense under 61-8-401 , 61-8-406 , 61-8-411 , or 61-8-465 :

(a) restrict the person to driving only a motor vehicle equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device during the probationary period and require the person to pay the reasonable cost of leasing, installing, and maintaining the device;  or

(b) require the person to participate in a court-approved alcohol or drug detection testing program and pay the fees associated with the testing program.

(2) If a person is convicted of a second or subsequent violation of 61-8-401 , 61-8-406 , 61-8-411 , or 61-8-465 , in addition to the punishments provided in 61-8-714 , 61-8-722 , and 61-8-465 , regardless of disposition, the court shall:

(a) if recommending that a probationary license be issued to the person, restrict the person to driving only a motor vehicle equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device during the probationary period and require the person to pay the reasonable cost of leasing, installing, and maintaining the device;

(b) require the person to participate in the 24/7 sobriety and drug monitoring program provided for in 44-4-1203 and pay the fees associated with the program or require the person to participate in a court-approved alcohol or drug detection testing program and pay the fees associated with the testing program;  or

(c) order that each motor vehicle owned by the person at the time of the offense be seized and subjected to the forfeiture procedure provided under 61-8-421 .

(3) Any restriction or requirement imposed under this section must be included in a report of the conviction made by the court to the department in accordance with 61-11-101 and placed upon the person's driving record maintained by the department in accordance with 61-11-102 .

(4) The duration of a restriction imposed under this section must be monitored by the department.


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