Transdermal Devices and DUIs – Last July, the Tennessee legislature changed the DUI statute creating a requirement for a person charged with a DUI to wear a transdermal device or have an ignition interlock device put on their vehicle within 10 days of being arrested. The person must wear the transdermal device or have the ignition interlock for the entirety of the time the person is out on bond. Now, the legislature passed another law changing the DUI statute again mandating persons convicted of a DUI 3rd or subsequent offense to wear a transdermal device for a continuous 90 day period of sobriety after being released on bail, unless the person’s case is resolved prior to the 90 day period. Additionally, a person convicted of a DUI 3rd offense or higher must also wear a transdermal device for a continuous 90 day period of sobriety. This requirement may be waived if the person has already completed a 90-day period of continuous sobriety as a condition of release on bail.