Employing or Allowing an Unlicensed Driver to Operate a Motor Vehicle

If you currently employ or are considering employing someone who's license was suspended due to a DUI offense, there a few things you should know:

  1. If you employ someone with a suspended license as a motor vehicle operator, you could face these penalties:

    • Up to a $500 fine (1st offense)
    • Up to one year imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $1000 (2nd offense)
    • License and/or registration suspension up to one year

  2. If you allow a vehicle you own or control to be driven by an unlicensed driver, you could face these penalties:

    • 1 year imprisonment and/or a fine of not more than $500 (1st offense)
    • 2 ½ years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $1000 (2nd offense)
    • License and/or registration suspension up to one year

  3. If you allow a person with an Ignition Interlock Device restriction to operate a vehicle that isn't equipped with that device, you could face these penalties:

    • 1 year imprisonment and a fine of up to $500 (1st offense)
    • Up to 2 ½ years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $1000 (2nd offense)
    • License and/or registration suspension up to 1 year

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