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Owner of car used in 2 DWAI or DUIs

Any registered owner of a vehicle which was used in the commission of an alcohol offense may face loss of driving privileges if the driver had no ownership interest in the vehicle. For purposes of this action, an alcohol offense is defined as a situation where a driver was requested to take a chemical test and refused to do so, or where a driver took a test, and the result was over .08 as an adult or over .02 as a minor. After the second offense, the DMV will notify the registered owner, who will have a certain amount of time to obtain SR-22 insurance to avoid the entry of the suspension.


If the suspension goes into effect, you may not drive until your license is reinstated. 


There are no driving privileges that can be granted by the Hearings Division while under this type of action. 


A hearing may be requested, however the issues will be limited to determining ownership interests and whether 2 alcohol offenses occurred using that vehicle.


To get your driving privileges back, at a minimum the registered owner will need to maintain SR-22 insurance for 3 years. For further information on reinstatement, click here.


Legal Authority: C.R.S. §42-7-406



*Disclaimer: This summary was prepared by the Department of Revenue Hearings Division and should be used as a reference only. Interested parties should refer to the full text of the law and seek legal counsel before drawing conclusions.