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  • Summary date: Feb 21 2019 - View Summary

    Amends GS 20-19, which contains provisions relating to the suspension, revocation and restoration of drivers licenses, by adding a new subsection to provide for the conditional restoration of a license following revocation for an impaired driving offense. Allows the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to conditionally restore a person's license after one year of revocation for an impaired driving offense, sentenced under GS 20-179, if the person meets three conditions. The person must provide the DMV (1) a certificate of graduation from a Drug Treatment or Driving While Impaired Treatment Court Program, (2) a letter of recommendation from the presiding judge of the Drug Treatment or DWI Treatment Court, and (3) a fee of $25, in addition to other applicable fees. Requires the DMV to deposit the $25 fee in the Highway Fund.

    Directs the DMV to place three specific restrictions and requirements on a person's license restored under this subsection for the duration of the original revocation period: (1) a requirement that all vehicles registered to that person be equipped with a functioning ignition interlock system, (2) a restriction that the person may only operate a vehicle equipped with a functioning ignition interlock system that is set to prohibit driving with an alcohol concentration of greater than 0.00, and (3) a requirement that the person personally activate the ignition interlock system before driving the vehicle. Allows the DMV to place other reasonable restrictions, requirements, and conditions on the person for the duration of the original revocation period.

    Effective December 1, 2019.