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WHAT CAN CAUSE MY COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE BEING SUSPENDED?

If you own a commercial drivers license or CDL, it may be suspended for 1 year (or 3 years if transporting hazardous material at the time) if you are convicted of:

  • >operating a commercial or noncommercial motor vehicle while intoxicated in a public place

  • >leaving the scene of an accident involving a motor vehicle driven by you;

  • >using a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony ;

  • >causing the death of another person through negligent or criminal operation of a motor vehicle; or operating a commercial motor vehicle with a suspended commercial drivers license.

Your commercial drivers license may also be suspended for 1 year if:

  • >you refuse to submit to a breath or blood test to determine your alcohol concentration;

  • >the results of your breath or blood test show an alcohol concentration of .04 or more, or a controlled substance or drug was present in your body, while operating 

  • >commercial motor vehicle in a public place; or

  • >the results of your breath or blood test show an alcohol concentration of .08 or more, or a controlled substance or drug was present in your body, while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.

Your CDL may be suspended for life if:

  • >you were convicted two or more times of one of the above-listed offenses in section 1, or a combination of those offenses, arising from two or more separate incidents;

  • >you use a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony involving manufacturing or distributing controlled substances; or you were convicted of any combination of two or more of the above-listed offenses in section 1 and section 2, arising from two or more separate incidents.

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