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Driving in Violation of a License Restriction

Drivers caught driving in violation of a license restriction may be facing charges in court as well as action by the Motor Vehicle Administration.

With respect to court, the penalty associated with driving in violation of a license restriction depends on the restriction the driver is alleged to have violated. For example, driving a vehicle with alcohol in the blood in violation of an alcohol restriction carries a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and $500 fine. While driving a vehicle in violation of a provisional license requirement carries a $70 fine.

However, at the MVA, depending on the nature of the restriction a finding of a violation may lead to revocation or suspension of the driver's license.

Drivers licenses may be restricted to limit driving to driving with corrective lenses, for employment purposes, for driving to and from employment, for driving to and from an educational program, for driving to and from an alcohol education or treatment program, or to and from medical appointments, or to obtain medicine. Licenses may also be restricted to limit driving to driving without alcohol in the body or driving with an ignition interlock.

If the driver is under 21 and the allegation is an alcohol restriction violation, the MVA will propose a 6 month suspension for the first offense and revocation for a second offense.