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House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Driving privileges. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to remove any record of a suspension from a defendant charged with operating while intoxicated if the case ends in favor of the defendant and the defendant's driving privileges were suspended because: (1) the defendant refused a chemical test; or (2) the results of a chemical test resulted in prima facie evidence of intoxication. Permits a court to award specialized driving privileges to a defendant who refused to submit to a chemical test if: (1) the person has not previously refused to submit to a chemical test; (2) the person does not Driving privileges. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to remove any record of a suspension from a defendant charged with operating while intoxicated if the case ends in favor of the defendant and the defendant's driving privileges were suspended because: (1) the defendant refused a chemical test; or (2) the results of a chemical test resulted in prima facie evidence of intoxication. Permits a court to award specialized driving privileges to a defendant who refused to submit to a chemical test if: (1) the person has not previously refused to submit to a chemical test; (2) the person does not have a prior unrelated conviction for operating a vehicle or motorboat while intoxicated; (3) the person installs a certified ignition interlock device; and (4) the court finds that awarding specialized driving privileges is in the interests of justice. Specifies the time period during which a court may terminate a suspension based on refusal to submit to a chemical test when an additional suspension period is ordered. Provides that a court and the bureau, if applicable, shall terminate all or any part of the remaining suspension of a person's license suspension if: (1) the charges against the person are dismissed; (2) the person is acquitted; or (3) the person's conviction is vacated or reversed on appeal. ... View more