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Military License Suspensions

Military License Suspensions - Joint Base Lewis-McChord(JBLM) or Naval Base (Whidbey, Bremerton, Kitsap)

If you are a member of the military and have been arrested for DUI on base, your privilege to drive on base will automatically be suspended for 12 months by your branch of the Armed Forces.  You have a right to an administrative hearing but you must request one within 14 days from the date of receipt of the suspension.  At the administrative hearing you have the right to an attorney and you must appear in full military uniform.  The issues which will be reviewed at this hearing are:

Hearing on suspension actions under paragraph 2–4a for drunk or impaired driving pending resolution of chargeswill cover only the following pertinent issues of whether:

(a) The law enforcement official had reasonable grounds to believe the person was driving or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

(b) The person was lawfully cited or apprehended for a driving under the influence offense.

(c) The person was lawfully requested to submit his or her blood, breath, or urine in order to determine the content of alcohol or other drugs, and was informed of the implied consent policy (consequences of refusal to take or complete the test).

(d) The person refused to submit to the test for alcohol or other drug content of blood, breath, or urine; failed to complete the test; submitted to the test and the result was 0.08 or higher BAC, or between 0.05 and 0.08 in violation of the law of the jurisdiction in which the vehicle in being operated if the jurisdiction imposes a suspension solely on the basis of the BAC level; or showed results indicating the presence of other drugs for an on–post apprehension or inviolation of State laws for an off–post apprehension.

(e) The testing methods were valid and reliable and the results accurately evaluated.

If your privilege to drive is revoked by the Department of Licensing in a separate administrative hearing, your privilege to drive on base will be revoked concurrently for the same time period and new ones will not be issued.

If you have been arrested at JBLM or on a Naval Base and are facing a DUI and administrative license sanction, contact us or call today to discuss your options (425) 522-4200.

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