Texas Laws: Transportation Code

Chapter 524  Administrative Suspension of Driver's License For Failure To Pass Test For Intoxication

Subchapter B  Suspension Determination and Notice

Texas Laws > Transportation Code > Chapter 524 > Section 524.011

Section 524.011.  Officer's Duties For Driver's License Suspension

§ 524.011. OFFICER'S DUTIES FOR DRIVER'S LICENSE SUSPENSION. (a) An officer arresting a person shall comply with Subsection (b) if: (1) the person is arrested for an offense under Section 49.04, Penal Code, or an offense under Section 49.07 or 49.08 of that code involving the operation of a motor vehicle, submits to the taking of a specimen of breath or blood and an analysis of the specimen shows the person had an alcohol concentration of a level specified by Section 49.01(2)(B), Penal Code; or (2) the person is a minor arrested for an offense under Section 106.041, Alcoholic Beverage Code, or Section 49.04, Penal Code, or an offense under Section 49.07 or 49.08, Penal Code, involving the operation of a motor vehicle and: (A) the minor is not requested to submit to the taking of a specimen; or (B) the minor submits to the taking of a specimen and an analysis of the specimen shows that the minor had an alcohol concentration of greater than .00 but less than the level specified by Section 49.01(2)(B), Penal Code. (b) A peace officer shall: (1) serve or, if a specimen is taken and the analysis of the specimen is not returned to the arresting officer before the person is admitted to bail, released from custody, delivered as provided by Title 3, Family Code, or committed to jail, attempt to serve notice of driver's license suspension by delivering the notice to the arrested person; (2) take possession of any driver's license issued by this state and held by the person arrested; (3) issue a temporary driving permit to the person unless department records show or the officer otherwise determines that the person does not hold a driver's license to operate a motor vehicle in this state; and (4) send to the department not later than the fifth business day after the date of the arrest: (A) a copy of the driver's license suspension notice; (B) any driver's license taken by the officer under this subsection; (C) a copy of any temporary driving permit issued under this subsection; and (D) a sworn report of information relevant to the arrest. (c) The report required under Subsection (b)(4)(D) must: (1) identify the arrested person; (2) state the arresting officer's grounds for believing the person committed the offense; (3) give the analysis of the specimen if any; and (4) include a copy of the criminal complaint filed in the case, if any. (d) A peace officer shall make the report on a form approved by the department and in the manner specified by the department. (e) The department shall develop forms for the notice of driver's license suspension and temporary driving permits to be used by all state and local law enforcement agencies. (f) A temporary driving permit issued under this section expires on the 41st day after the date of issuance. If the person was driving a commercial motor vehicle, as defined by Section 522.003, a temporary driving permit that authorizes the person to drive a commercial motor vehicle is not effective until 24 hours after the time of arrest. Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 609, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1013, § 22, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 444, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 728, § 20.0045, eff. Sept. 1, 2005.

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