DMV will suspend your commercial driving privileges for at least one year if you are convicted of any one of the offenses listed below while operating a CMV or while operating your personal vehicle and holding a CDL:
- Being under the influence of alcohol as prescribed by State law;
- Being under the influence of a controlled substance;
- Having an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or greater while operating a CMV;
- Refusing to take an alcohol test as required by a State or jurisdictions under Implied Consent laws;
- Leaving the scene of an accident;
- Using the vehicle to commit a felony (includes but not limited to assault, criminal mischief, fleeing or attempting to elude, murder, negligent homicide, manslaughter, unauthorized use);
- Driving a CMV when, as a result of prior violations committed operating a CMV, the CDL is revoked, suspended or canceled, or you are disqualified from operating a CMV; or
- Causing a fatality through the negligent operation of a CMV, including but not limited to motor vehicle manslaughter, homicide by motor vehicle and negligent homicide.
The CDL suspension will be for life if you are convicted of two or more of these offenses. You may be eligible for reinstatement after 10 years, if you qualify under OAR 735-070-2000, take all necessary tests, and pay reinstatement and CDL issuance fees.
If you are convicted of any of these offenses during the 10-year period, a new 10-year period starts on the effective date of the new CDL suspension.
If your CDL driving privileges are reinstated after the 10-year period, and you are subsequently convicted of any of these offenses, your CDL will be suspended for life with no possibility of reinstatement.
DMV will also suspend your commercial driving privileges for life if you are convicted of using a vehicle (commercial or non-commercial) in the commission of a felony involving manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing a controlled substance. There is no possibility of reinstatement.