Revoke Per Se .08 – 1st time
(Before 1/1/2009) – very important distinction (the rules after 1/1/09 are below)
Person is stopped by an officer and breath test is given to determine that the person was “drinking and driving”. If it is a blood test, we have to wait until we have the blood test results. The person has 7 days to request a hearing. Three month revocation, after 30 days may apply for a probationary license.
- Application for Reinstatement (DR2870) form
- $95.00 reinstatement fee (check/money order payable to the Department of Revenue).
- SR22 for three months from date of reinstatement if there are no other alcohol convictions or revocations and no accident was involved. SR22 for three years from date of reinstatement if there was a prior alcohol violation or there was an accident.
- Certificate (DR2598) form completed unless the Blood Alcohol Content was .17 or more. At .17 BAC or more a Level II alcohol education and therapy course is required and an Ignition Interlock Device (if offense is after Jan. 1, 2007).
(After 1/1/2009) – what NOW APPLIES to allegations after January 2009
First Excess B.A.C. 0.08 Driving Offenses, Effective 1/1/09
CALL DRIVER SERVICES AT 303-205-5613 TO CONFIRM THE SPECIFIC
REQUIREMENTS FOR REINSTATING YOUR DRIVING PRIVILEGE
REVOCATION: Your first episode of driving with a B.A.C. of 0.08 or greater results in a 9-month revocation.
- The revocation remains in effect until you complete the reinstatement process.
- ALL Excess B.A.C. reinstatements are processed by mail. You should begin the reinstatement process approximately 1 month before you expect to reinstate.
- If you were 21 or older at the time of the violation, are a Colorado resident, and have no other unsatisfied license restraints, you may reinstate after only 1 month of revocation provided you install an Ignition Interlock Device (Interlock) in every vehicle you own or may drive.
- If your B.A.C. was below 0.17, you reinstate early, drive only an Interlock vehicle and do not have any B.A.C. when you drive, you may be eligible for an unrestricted license after 4 consecutive months of successful Interlock driving.
REINSTATEMENT (9-month revocation): You must
1. provide an SR22 from your insurance company and maintain it for 9 months following reinstatement (3 years if you were involved in an accident);
2. complete an Alcohol Certification, Form DR2598;
3. complete an Application for Reinstatement, DR2870; and,
4. mail the SR22, the Alcohol Certification and the Application along with your personal check or money order for $95 to the address provided on the Application.
EARLY REINSTATEMENT (1-month revocation plus 8-month Interlock): In addition to items 1-4, you must maintain the SR22 for a minimum of 3 years regardless of whether there was an accident and
5. have an Interlock installed in every vehicle you either own or may drive (call any provider for appt.);
include the notarized Restricted License Ignition Interlock Agreement Affidavit, DR2058, and
include a signed copy of each interlock lease agreement and of each installation certificate.
HIGH B.A.C. OFFENDER: In addition to items 1, 3, 4 & 5, if your B.A.C. was 0.17 or more, whether or not you reinstate early, you must
6. enroll in and complete Level II Alcohol Education and Therapy;
include the Affidavit of Enrollment, DR 2643. (Omit Item 2 above.)
7. have an Interlock restricted license for at least 2 years following reinstatement.
Approximately 3 weeks after we receive your Application with ALL required documents, we will send you a Letter of Clearance. You MUST then apply for a license at any Colorado Driver License Office. Only after you have the license in hand is it lawful for you to drive. For further assistance, call Driver Services at 303-205-5613.
COLORADO’S ONLY AUTHORIZED INTERLOCK PROVIDERS
#1 A LifeSafer of CO 800-475-5490 www.lifesafer.com
1A Smart Start, Inc. 800-880-3394 www.smartstartinc.com
Draeger 800-332-6858 www.draeger.com
Guardian 800-499-0994 www.guardianinterlock.com
Intoxalock® 877-777-5020 www.intoxalock.com
While your privilege to drive is Interlock restricted:
- Your Interlock restriction may be extended if you on 3 or more occasions drink ANY alcohol before you attempt to drive – even if you drink the night before you attempt to drive.
- Your privilege to drive will be revoked for at least 1 year if even once you drive a non-equipped vehicle or try to circumvent or bypass the Interlock under any circumstances.