Oregon Implied Consent Law
The Oregon Implied Consent Law applies to all drivers who operate a motor vehicle in the state. If an officer suspects you of DUI/DWI, this law requires you to take a DUI test at the request of the officer. If you refuse, the state will suspend your driving privileges for a specific time. This suspension require you to attach an SR22 certificate to your auto or non-owner insurance policy to reinstate your license.
What’s the meaning of implied consent in regard to the Oregon Implied Consent Law? All licensed drivers must provide a breathalyzer test upon the request of an officer who suspects them of DUI/DWI.
The Oregon Implied Consent Law mandates:
- An automatic one-year driver’s license suspension for a first DUI/DWI test refusal.
- A three-year license suspension if a driver with DUI-related offenses within the previous five years refuses to test.
Additionally, the license suspension for refusing to test is separate from the suspension for a DUI conviction.
Occupational and Hardship Licenses
The Oregon Implied Consent Law allows you to request a hearing for:
- An occupational driver’s license to commute to work. (This license is not valid to operate any type of commercial vehicles or for limited driving with a CLD license.)
- A hardship permit for other limited driving privileges. If the court grants a hardship license, you must sign a DUII Diversion Agreement and install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle(s).
The state will require you to pay an administrative and reinstatement fee, and file an Oregon SR22 certificate through a licensed insurance provider. There are additional fees to install and maintain the IID for a court-assigned time.
Oregon SR22 Insurance For License Reinstatement
It’s important to distinguish between proof of insurance and SR22 insurance. The minimum liability insurance coverage the state requires of all drivers is different than maintaining Oregon SR22 insurance. An insurance provider licensed in Oregon must attach an SR22 certificate to an auto or non-owner insurance policy and file it with the DMV. This filing satisfies the SR22 requirement for driver’s license reinstatement. You’ll find more details about SR22 insurance and license reinstatement requirements on the Oregon DMV website. The SR22 DUI Insurance page on our website also includes helpful related information.
Not all insurance companies are capable or willing to file an SR22 insurance certificate with Oregon DMV. When you have an Oregon Implied Consent Law violation, call UltraCar Insurance! Our licensed Oregon agents provide fast, no-obligation quotes and a consultation to determine your high-risk auto insurance needs.