|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||Became Law|
Driving after forfeiture of license; guilty of certain offenses.
Specifies that a person is guilty of an offense of driving or operating a motor vehicle (i) after his driver's license has been revoked for certain offenses; (ii) in violation of the terms of a restricted license; (iii) without an ignition interlock system if one is required; or (iv) if the person's license had been restricted, suspended, or revoked for certain driving under the influence offenses, with a blood alcohol content of 0.02 percent or more, only if such person was driving or operating the motor vehicle on a highway, as defined in Title 46.2, Motor Vehicles.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That � 18.2-272 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
� 18.2-272. Driving after forfeiture of license.
A. Any person who drives or operates any motor vehicle on any highway, as defined in � 46.2-100, in the Commonwealth, or any engine or train in the Commonwealth, during the time for which he was deprived of the right to do so (i) upon conviction of a violation of � 18.2-268.3 or 46.2-341.26:3 or of an offense set forth in subsection E of � 18.2-270, (ii) by � 18.2-271 or 46.2-391.2, (iii) after his license has been revoked pursuant to � 46.2-389 or 46.2-391, or (iv) in violation of the terms of a restricted license issued pursuant to subsection E of � 18.2-271.1, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor except as otherwise provided in � 46.2-391, and is subject to administrative revocation of his drivers license pursuant to �� 46.2-389 and 46.2-391. Any person convicted of three violations of this section committed within a 10-year period is guilty of a Class 6 felony.
Nothing in this section or � 18.2-266, 18.2-270, or 18.2-271
shall be construed as conflicting with or repealing any ordinance or resolution
of any county,
city, or town
or county which that
restricts still further the right of such persons to drive or operate any such
vehicle or conveyance.
B. Regardless of compliance with any other restrictions on his privilege to drive or operate a motor vehicle, it shall be a violation of this section for any person whose privilege to drive or operate a motor vehicle has been restricted, suspended or revoked because of a violation of � 18.2-36.1, 18.2-51.4, 18.2-266, 18.2-268.3, 46.2-341.24, or 46.2-341.26:3 or a similar ordinance or law of another state or the United States to drive or operate a motor vehicle on any highway, as defined in � 46.2-100, in the Commonwealth while he has a blood alcohol content of 0.02 percent or more.
Any person suspected of a violation of this subsection shall be entitled to a preliminary breath test in accordance with the provisions of � 18.2-267, shall be deemed to have given his implied consent to have samples of his blood, breath or both taken for analysis pursuant to the provisions of � 18.2-268.2, and, when charged with a violation of this subsection, shall be subject to the provisions of �� 18.2-268.1 through 18.2-268.12.
C. Any person who drives or operates a motor vehicle on any highway, as defined in � 46.2-100, in the Commonwealth without a certified ignition interlock system as required by � 46.2-391.01 is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor and is subject to administrative revocation of his drivers license pursuant to �� 46.2-389 and 46.2-391.
|01/08/2020||Senate||Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100954D|
|01/08/2020||Senate||Senate: Referred to Committee on the Judiciary|