Washington Commercial Driver's License and drunk drivingIn 1999, the United States government created the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act. Under this act the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)was created to ensure that states adopted new laws to decrease accidents and injuries from trucks and buses. States that failed to accept the new federal guidelines lost federal highway funding.
After 1999, the state of Washington was required to update their state laws to match the requirements outlined under the federal statutes.
Driving under the influence with a commercial drivers licenseIf you have been arrested and convicted for driving under the influence in the state of Washington you will lose your commercial license for one year. This revocation will commence if you have been convicted of any of the following driving offenses:
- Convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Convicted of a hit and run
- You refuse to submit to a chemical test when asked to do so by a state law enforcement officer.