CDL Consequences of a WA DUI

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CDL Disqualification

A Washington DUI or physical control arrest can have devastating consequences for a driver with a commercial driver's license (CDL). 

If you have a CDL and have been arrested for a Washington DUI or physical control charge, you are facing a period of CDL disqualification ranging from one year to life.

This is true even if you were arrested while driving a personal, non-commercial vehicle.

Facts about your CDL

  • Commercial drivers have unique considerations when arrested for DUI.
  • A DUI arrest can result in a CDL disqualification from 1 year to life.
  • This is true even if the incident occurred in a personal, non-commercial vehicle.

Federal and State DUI Laws

The laws governing Washington CDLs are found in the Uniform Commercial Driver's License Act (RCW 46.25. et. seq.).  

Over the past few years, the UCDLA has undergone a number of significant changes to keep Washington in line with Federal laws governing commercial vehicles and drivers.   

These changes include increasing the consequences for commercial drivers arrest for various crimes – even when these crimes occurred in non-commercial vehicles.

A CDL holder arrested for DUI or physical control faces a disqualification for a minimum of one year for:

A CDL holder will be disqualified for life for two or more of the above violations arising from two or more separate incidents.

Facing a DUI Charge in Washington State?

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