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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID full enforcement date by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Commercial driver licenses (CDLs), commercial learner permits (CLPs), and medical certificates have been extended by FMCSA until May 31, 2021, as long as they were not expired prior to March 1st, 2020.

Driving While Impaired (DWI)

This is a suspension stemming from a conviction for Driving While Impaired with a blood or breath alcohol concentration of 0.05-0.079. DPS upon receipt of a record of your conviction for Driving While Impaired will suspend your driving privileges as follows:

  1. The first suspension shall be for thirty (30) days;

  2. The second suspension shall be for six (6) months;

  3. The third or subsequent suspension shall be for one (1) year.

To reinstate this type of suspension, the driver must:

  1. Serve the statutory period of suspension (30 days, 6 months, 1 year) as described above;

  2. Attend a State approved Alcohol/Drug Assessment and complete all recommendations following the assessment.  It may take up to twelve months to complete the requirement. Upon completion of all requirements, a completion certificate will be provided to the driver by the assessor.  Driver must provide the completion certificate to the Driver Compliance Division of DPS;

  3. Pay the statutory fees in the amount of $315.00* to DPS.

*NOTE: The amount of statutory fees for reinstatement is dependent on the laws in effect at the time of the offense and are subject to change by the Legislature.

Last Modified on Mar 31, 2021
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