Save Your CDL (by DaytonDUI)

January 30th, 2013 by DaytonDUI Leave a reply »

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Ohio Revised Code 4506.16 sets for the ways that you can be disqualified or lose your commercial driver’s license.

  • 4506.16(D)(5) If you are convicted of two “serious traffic violations” within a three (3) year period, your commercial driver’s license will be suspended for sixty (60) days.
  • 4506.16(D)(6) If you are convicted of three “serious traffic violations” within a three (3) year period, you commercial driver’s license will be suspended for 120 days.

If you receive a conviction of any of the following, your commercial driver’s license will be suspended for one year:

  • 4506.15(A)(2) You have a BAC of .04% or more
  • 4506.15(A)(5) You have one conviction of driving under the influence of a controlled substance
  • 4506.15(A)(6) You have one conviction of using the commercial vehicle in the commission of a felony.
  • 4506.15(A)(7) Refusing to submit to a blood, breath or urine test will also result in a one year suspension of your CDL.

NOTE: If you are convicted of any of the above while operating a vehicle placarded for hazardous materials your disqualification increases to three years pursuant to O.R.C. 4506.16(B)(6).

A second conviction under any of the following statutes results in a lifetime suspension of your CDL, the so-called “Death Penalty.”

  • 4506.15(A)(2) You have a BAC of .04% or more
  • 4506.15(A)(5) You have a second conviction of driving under the influence of a controlled substance
  • 4506.15(A)(6) You have a second conviction of using the commercial vehicle in the commission of a felony.
  • 4506.15(A)(7) Refusing to submit to a blood, breath or urine test.
  • 4506.15(D) Leaving the scene of a traffic crash.
Ohio law also provides for a lifetime suspension if you are convicted of the commission of a felony with a controlled substance pursuant to O.R.C. 4506.16(B)(4).  This is one of the only lifetime suspensions upon a first conviction.
Commercial Drivers should also be aware of Out-of-Service violations which can result in lengthy suspensions:
  • 4506.15(A)(7) A first violation Out-of-Service results in a 90 day suspension.
  • 4506.16(A)(2) A second violation Out-of-Service is a one (1) year suspension.
  • 4506.16(A)(3) A third violation Out-of-Service results in a three (3) year suspension.
  • 4506.16(B)(1) A first violation Out-of-Service while transporting hazardous materials is a 180 day suspension
  • 4506.16(B)(2) A second violation Out-of-Service while transporting hazardous materials is a three (3) year suspension.

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