(a) A court shall, upon conviction of driving under the influence under 22.0707 or 22.0708, suspend or revoke a license as follows:
(1) upon first conviction, for a period of 6 months;
(2) upon second conviction, for a period of 2 years;
(3) upon third conviction, permanently;
(4) notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), if the court finds after hearing that a person has demonstrated habitual substance abuse which indicates he cannot safely drive a motor vehicle, the court may permanently revoke his license.
(b) If bodily injury or death of a person is caused by reason of such intoxication, the period of suspension may be doubled by the court.
(c) Periods of suspension or revocation shall be imposed to take effect only after completion of any period of incarceration or detention.History: 1972, PL 12-65 § 1; amd 1986, PL 19-40 § 3; amd 2010, PL 31-12 § 1.
Amendments: 1986 Subsection (a): changed “may” to “shall”.