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Texas Laws | Transportation Code
TRANSPORTATION CODE
TITLE 7. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

(1) if convicted of three violations of a law that regulates the operation of a motor vehicle at a railroad grade crossing that occur within a three-year period; (31468)

(2) on first conviction of: (31469)

(A) driving a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, including a violation of Section 49.04, 49.045, or 49.07, Penal Code; (31470)

(B) leaving the scene of an accident involving a motor vehicle driven by the person; (31471)

(C) using a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony, other than a felony described by Subsection (d)(2); (31472)

(D) causing the death of another person through the negligent or criminal operation of a motor vehicle; or (31473)

(E) driving a commercial motor vehicle while the person's commercial driver's license or commercial learner's permit is revoked, suspended, or canceled, or while the person is disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle, for an action or conduct that occurred while operating a commercial motor vehicle; (31474)

(3) for refusing to submit to a test under Chapter 724 to determine the person's alcohol concentration or the presence in the person's body of a controlled substance or drug while operating a motor vehicle in a public place; or (31475)

(4) if an analysis of the person's blood, breath, or urine under Chapter 522, 524, or 724 determines that the person: (31476)

(A) had an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or more, or that a controlled substance or drug was present in the person's body, while operating a commercial motor vehicle in a public place; or (31477)

(B) had an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more while operating a motor vehicle, other than a commercial motor vehicle, in a public place. (31478)

(c) A person who holds a commercial driver's license is disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle for three years if: (31479)

(1) the person: (31480)

(A) is convicted of an offense listed in Subsection (b)(2) and the vehicle being operated by the person was transporting a hazardous material required to be placarded; or (31481)

(B) refuses to submit to a test under Chapter 724 to determine the person's alcohol concentration or the presence in the person's body of a controlled substance or drug while operating a motor vehicle in a public place and the vehicle being operated by the person was transporting a hazardous material required to be placarded; or (31482)

(2) an analysis of the person's blood, breath, or urine under Chapter 522, 524, or 724 determines that while transporting a hazardous material required to be placarded the person: (31483)

(A) while operating a commercial motor vehicle in a public place had an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or more, or a controlled substance or drug present in the person's body; or (31484)

(B) while operating a motor vehicle, other than a commercial motor vehicle, in a public place had an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more. (31485)

(d) A person is disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle for life: (31486)

(1) if the person is convicted two or more times of an offense specified by Subsection (b)(2), or a combination of those offenses, arising from two or more separate incidents; (31487)

(2) if the person uses a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony involving: (31488)

(A) the manufacture, distribution, or dispensing of a controlled substance; or (31489)

(B) possession with intent to manufacture, distribute, or dispense a controlled substance; (31490)

(3) for any combination of two or more of the following, arising from two or more separate incidents: (31491)

(A) a conviction of the person for an offense described by Subsection (b)(2); (31492)

(B) a refusal by the person described by Subsection (b)(3); and (31493)

(C) an analysis of the person's blood, breath, or urine described by Subsection (b)(4); or (31494)

(4) if the person uses a motor vehicle in the commission of an offense under 8 U.S.C. Section 1324 that involves the transportation, concealment, or harboring of an alien. (31495)

(e) A person may not be issued a commercial driver's license or a commercial learner's permit and is disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle if, in connection with the person's operation of a commercial motor vehicle, the person commits an offense or engages in conduct that would disqualify the holder of a commercial driver's license from operating a commercial motor vehicle, or is determined to have had an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or more or to have had a controlled substance or drug present in the person's body. The period of prohibition under this subsection is equal to the appropriate period of disqualification required by Subsections (a)-(d). (31496)

(f) In this section, "felony" means an offense under state or federal law that is punishable by death or imprisonment for a term of more than one year. (31497)

(g) A person who holds a commercial driver's license or commercial learner's permit is disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle if the person's driving is determined to constitute an imminent hazard under 49 C.F.R. Section 383.52. The disqualification is for the disqualification period imposed under that section and shall be noted on the person's driving record. (31498)

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