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ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE REVOCATION

The ALR law took effect January 1, 1995. ALR is a civil, administrative process unrelated to criminal court proceedings. Its goal is to get drunk drivers off the road by revoking their driver licenses.


How ALR Works:

Suspension Lengths:
The offender's license is suspended for failing the BAC test for:

  1. 90 days, if a first offender;
  2. One year, if previously suspended for failing or refusing the test or previously suspended for DWI, intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter conviction.

The offender's license is suspended for refusing the BAC test for:

  1. 180 days, if a first offender;
  2. Two years, if previously suspended for failing or refusing the test or previously suspended for DWI, or intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter conviction.

Results:
In 2000, 98,910 licenses were suspended under the ALR process.