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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 23 : Motor Vehicles

Chapter 013 : Operation of Vehicles

Subchapter 013 : Drunken Driving

(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 1206)
  • § 1206. Suspension of license for driving while under influence; first conviction

    (a) First conviction—generally. Except as otherwise provided, upon conviction of a person for violating a provision of section 1201 of this title, or upon final determination of an appeal, the court shall forward the conviction report forthwith to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. The Commissioner shall immediately suspend the person’s operating license or nonresident operating privilege or the privilege of an unlicensed operator to operate a vehicle for a period of 90 days and until the defendant complies with section 1209a of this title.

    (b) Extended suspension—fatality or serious bodily injury. In cases resulting in a fatality or serious bodily injury to a person other than the defendant, the period of suspension shall be one year and until the defendant complies with section 1209a of this title.

    (c) Operation during suspension. During a suspension under this section, an eligible person may operate a motor vehicle under the terms of an ignition interlock RDL or ignition interlock certificate issued under section 1213 of this title. (Added 1969, No. 267 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; amended 1973, No. 79, § 6, eff. May 23, 1973; 1975, No. 103, § 3, eff. May 30, 1975; 1979, No. 58, § 2; 1981, No. 103, § 7; 1983, No. 134 (Adj. Sess.), § 5; 1999, No. 160 (Adj. Sess.), § 19; 2009, No. 126 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. July 1, 2011; 2011, No. 90 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2015, No. 158 (Adj. Sess.), § 50; 2019, No. 131 (Adj. Sess.), § 192.)