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What is an “Alcohol Restricted” driving privilege?

You must not drive with any alcohol in your system.


How long will I be alcohol restricted?

  • A driver under the age of 21 is an alcohol restricted driver
  • Two (2) years for a first conviction for DUI, alcohol related reckless driving
  • Two (2) years for Per Se arrest
  • Three (3) years for a conviction for an alcohol restricted driver violation
  • Three (3) years for a conviction for an ignition interlock violation
  • Five (5) years for a first arrest for administrative refusal to submit a chemical test
  • Five (5) year for a conviction of a first offense of refusal to submit to a chemical test
  • Five (5) years for a first conviction for DUI or alcohol related reckless driving if you are 21 years of age or older and have a passenger in your vehicle who is under 16 years of age
  • Ten (10) years for a second conviction for DUI or alcohol related reckless driving or a second arrest for refusal to submit to a chemical test within ten (10) years of a first offense
  • Lifetime for a felony DUI or automobile homicide

Will this constraint show on my driver license certificate?

No; this restriction will be indicated on your driving history.  Law enforcement and the courts will have access to this information electronically.


How will this affect my driving privilege?

You must not drive with any alcohol in your system.  The restriction begins on the conviction date for DUI, alcohol-related reckless driving or automobile homicide, or the effective date of a suspension or revocation for PerSe arrest or refusal to submit a chemical test.  Once you are eligible to reinstate your driving privilege, the alcohol restriction will remain in effect until the time period is expired.


What will happen if I violate the alcohol restricted license?

A conviction for a violation of the “Alcohol Restricted” license law will result in a one (1) year revocation of your driving privilege.


Since I’m licensed in another state, how will this affect me?

Although you are not currently licensed in the state of Utah, your privilege to drive in the state of Utah is affected by this law.  The alcohol restriction period will apply as listed above if you are driving in the state of Utah, regardless of the state in which you are licensed.  If convicted for a violation of UCA 41-6a-530, your Utah driving privilege will be revoked for a period of one (1) year.


Can I obtain a limited license?

You must be violation free for at least one (1) year to be eligible for a limited license.