NY high court upholds law allowing for permanent license suspension for repeat drunk drivers

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 New York’s Court of Appeals has upheld a state law that allows for permanent suspension of drivers licenses for repeat drunk drivers.

A unanimous opinion from five of the state’s highest court judges Tuesday affirmed that the Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner has the authority to refuse to relicense drivers who have had their licenses revoked due to drunk driving.

Three individuals challenged the laws when they were denied new licenses after the mandatory waiting periods to reapply. The ruling by Judge Michael Garcia noted that the individuals are not “entitled to relicensing” after the time period and relicensing is under the commissioner’s discretion.

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