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IC 9-30-10

    

Chapter 10. Habitual Violator of Traffic Laws

IC 9-30-10-1

"Judgment"
    

Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "judgment" means:
        (1) a judgment of conviction against the defendant in a felony
or misdemeanor case; or
        (2) a civil judgment against the defendant in an infraction or
ordinance proceeding.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18.

IC 9-30-10-2

"License"
    

Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "license" includes any type of
license or permit to operate a motor vehicle issued by the bureau.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18.

IC 9-30-10-3

"Violation"
    

Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "violation" means:
        (1) a felony, a misdemeanor, or an infraction under the Indiana
Code; or
        (2) a violation of an ordinance of an Indiana political
subdivision.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18.

IC 9-30-10-4

Habitual violators
    

Sec. 4. (a) A person who has accumulated at least two (2)
judgments within a ten (10) year period for any of the following
violations, singularly or in combination, not arising out of the same
incident, and with at least one (1) violation occurring after March 31,
1984, is a habitual violator:
        (1) Reckless homicide resulting from the operation of a motor
vehicle.
        (2) Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter resulting from the
operation of a motor vehicle.
        (3) Failure of the driver of a motor vehicle involved in an
accident resulting in death or injury to any person to stop at the
scene of the accident and give the required information and
assistance.
        (4) Operation of a vehicle while intoxicated resulting in death.
        (5) Before July 1, 1997, operation of a vehicle with at least
ten-hundredths percent (0.10%) alcohol in the blood resulting
in death.
        (6) After June 30, 1997, and before July 1, 2001, operation of
a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to at least
ten-hundredths (0.10) gram of alcohol per:
            (A) one hundred (100) milliliters of the blood; or

            (B) two hundred ten (210) liters of the breath;
        resulting in death.
        (7) After June 30, 2001, operation of a vehicle with an alcohol
concentration equivalent to at least eight-hundredths (0.08)
gram of alcohol per:
            (A) one hundred (100) milliliters of the blood; or
            (B) two hundred ten (210) liters of the breath;
        resulting in death.
    (b) A person who has accumulated at least three (3) judgments
within a ten (10) year period for any of the following violations,
singularly or in combination, not arising out of the same incident,
and with at least one (1) violation occurring after March 31, 1984, is
a habitual violator:
        (1) Operation of a vehicle while intoxicated.
        (2) Before July 1, 1997, operation of a vehicle with at least
ten-hundredths percent (0.10%) alcohol in the blood.
        (3) After June 30, 1997, and before July 1, 2001, operation of
a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to at least
ten-hundredths (0.10) gram of alcohol per:
            (A) one hundred (100) milliliters of the blood; or
            (B) two hundred ten (210) liters of the breath.
        (4) After June 30, 2001, operation of a vehicle with an alcohol
concentration equivalent to at least eight-hundredths (0.08)
gram of alcohol per:
            (A) one hundred (100) milliliters of the blood; or
            (B) two hundred ten (210) liters of the breath.
        (5) Operating a motor vehicle while the person's license to do
so has been suspended or revoked as a result of the person's
conviction of an offense under IC 9-1-4-52 (repealed July 1,
1991), IC 9-24-18-5(b) (repealed July 1, 2000), IC 9-24-19-3,
or IC 9-24-19-5.
        (6) Operating a motor vehicle without ever having obtained a
license to do so.
        (7) Reckless driving.
        (8) Criminal recklessness involving the operation of a motor
vehicle.
        (9) Drag racing or engaging in a speed contest in violation of
law.
        (10) Violating IC 9-4-1-40 (repealed July 1, 1991), IC 9-4-1-46
(repealed July 1, 1991), IC 9-26-1-1(1), IC 9-26-1-1(2),
IC 9-26-1-1(4), IC 9-26-1-2(1), IC 9-26-1-2(2), IC 9-26-1-3, or
IC 9-26-1-4.
        (11) Any felony under an Indiana motor vehicle statute or any
felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used.
A judgment for a violation enumerated in subsection (a) shall be
added to the violations described in this subsection for the purposes
of this subsection.
    (c) A person who has accumulated at least ten (10) judgments
within a ten (10) year period for any traffic violation, except a
parking or an equipment violation, of the type required to be reported

to the bureau, singularly or in combination, not arising out of the
same incident, and with at least one (1) violation occurring after
March 31, 1984, is a habitual violator. However, at least one (1) of
the judgments must be for a violation enumerated in subsection (a)
or (b). A judgment for a violation enumerated in subsection (a) or (b)
shall be added to the judgments described in this subsection for the
purposes of this subsection.
    (d) For purposes of this section, a judgment includes a judgment
in any other jurisdiction in which the elements of the offense for
which the conviction was entered are substantially similar to the
elements of the offenses described in subsections (a) and (b).
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.1-1992, SEC.62;
P.L.1-1993, SEC.61; P.L.33-1997, SEC.13; P.L.1-2000, SEC.13;
P.L.32-2000, SEC.3; P.L.175-2001, SEC.12; P.L.28-2010, SEC.5.

IC 9-30-10-5

Notice of suspension; term; relief for judicial review
    

Sec. 5. (a) If it appears from the records maintained in the bureau
that a person's driving record makes the person a habitual violator
under section 4 of this chapter, the bureau shall mail a notice to the
person's last known address that informs the person that the person's
driving privileges will be suspended in thirty (30) days because the
person is a habitual violator according to the records of the bureau.
    (b) Thirty (30) days after the bureau has mailed a notice under this
section, the bureau shall suspend the person's driving privileges for:
        (1) except as provided in subdivision (2), ten (10) years if the
person is a habitual violator under section 4(a) of this chapter;
        (2) life if the person is a habitual violator under section 4(a) of
this chapter and has at least two (2) violations under section
4(a)(4) through 4(a)(7) of this chapter;
        (3) ten (10) years if the person is a habitual violator under
section 4(b) of this chapter; or
        (4) five (5) years if the person is a habitual violator under
section 4(c) of this chapter.
    (c) The notice must inform the person that the person may be
entitled to relief under section 6 of this chapter or may seek judicial
review of the person's suspension under this chapter.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.82-2004, SEC.3.

IC 9-30-10-6

Notification of material error in record; determination of error;
effect; judicial review
    

Sec. 6. (a) A person who has received a notice under section 5 of
this chapter may notify the bureau, in writing on forms provided by
the bureau, that the bureau's records contain a material error with
respect to the person's driving record. If a person so notifies the
bureau, the bureau shall, within thirty (30) days after the date the
notice was received by the bureau, determine whether a material
error was made with respect to the person's driving record.
    (b) If the bureau determines that a material error was made with

respect to the person's driving record, the bureau shall:
        (1) prevent the suspension of; or
        (2) reinstate;
the person's driving privileges.
    (c) The bureau shall notify the prosecuting attorney of the county
where the record originated that the bureau has determined that a
material error exists. The prosecuting attorney is entitled to respond
to the bureau's determination.
    (d) An action taken or a determination made by the bureau under
this chapter is not subject to IC 4-21.5. However, the person may file
a petition for judicial review under this chapter.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18.

IC 9-30-10-7

Petition for judicial review; summons; burden of proof; rules of
procedure; county prosecuting attorney to represent state; costs
    

Sec. 7. (a) A petition for judicial review under this chapter must:
        (1) be verified by the petitioner;
        (2) state the petitioner's age, date of birth, place of residence,
and driver's license identification number;
        (3) state the grounds for relief and the relief sought;
        (4) be filed in the county in which the petitioner resides; and
        (5) be filed in a circuit, superior, county, or municipal court.
    (b) A summons in an action under this chapter shall be issued and
served in the manner provided for civil actions. The prosecuting
attorney of the county in which the petition is filed and the bureau
shall be served with the summons and a copy of the petition.
    (c) In an action under this chapter, the petitioner must bear the
burden of proof by a preponderance of the evidence to prevail.
    (d) IC 9-30-3-15 and the rules of trial procedure apply in a
proceeding under this chapter. However, a responsive pleading is not
required when a petition for review has been filed, and a person is
not entitled to a change of venue from the county.
    (e) The prosecuting attorney of the county in which the petition
is filed shall represent the state in relation with the bureau.
    (f) Court costs (including fees) shall be assessed and paid by the
petitioner at the time of filing in an amount equal to the costs
(including fees) assessed in the enforcement of infractions. However,
a petitioner who has the petitioner's driving privileges reinstated
under section 8 of this chapter is entitled to a refund of all costs paid.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.106-2010, SEC.3.

IC 9-30-10-8

Hearing; reinstatement; suspension
    

Sec. 8. (a) If a person files a petition for judicial review under
section 6 of this chapter, the court shall promptly hold a hearing. The
petition must be filed and the hearing must be held in accordance
with section 7 of this chapter.
    (b) If the court finds that the petitioner is not a habitual violator,
the court shall order the bureau to reinstate the driving privileges of

the person.
    (c) If the court finds that the petitioner is a habitual violator, the
person's driving privileges remain suspended, unless the court places
the person on probation under section 9 of this chapter.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18.

IC 9-30-10-9

Probation; findings, restrictions, and conditions
    

Sec. 9. (a) After June 30, 2005, this section does not apply to a
person who:
        (1) holds a commercial driver's license; and
        (2) has been charged with an offense involving the operation of
a motor vehicle in accordance with the federal Motor Carrier
Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (MCSIA) (Public Law
106-159.113 Stat. 1748).
    (b) If a court finds that a person:
        (1) is a habitual violator under section 4(c) of this chapter;
        (2) has not been previously placed on probation under this
section by a court;
        (3) operates a vehicle for commercial or business purposes, and
the person's mileage for commercial or business purposes:
            (A) is substantially in excess of the mileage of an average
driver; and
            (B) may have been a factor that contributed to the person's
poor driving record; and
        (4) does not have:
            (A) a judgment for a violation enumerated in section 4(a) of
this chapter; or
            (B) at least three (3) judgments (singularly or in combination
and not arising out of the same incident) of the violations
enumerated in section 4(b) of this chapter;
the court may place the person on probation in accordance with
subsection (d).
    (c) If a court finds that a person:
        (1) is a habitual violator under section 4(b) of this chapter;
        (2) has not been previously placed on probation under this
section by a court;
        (3) does not have a judgment for any violation listed in section
4(a) of this chapter;
        (4) has had the person's driving privileges suspended under this
chapter for at least five (5) consecutive years; and
        (5) has not violated the terms of the person's suspension by
operating a vehicle;
the court may place the person on probation in accordance with
subsection (d). However, if the person has any judgments for
operation of a vehicle before July 1, 2001, while intoxicated or with
an alcohol concentration equivalent to at least ten-hundredths (0.10)
gram of alcohol per one hundred (100) milliliters of the blood or two
hundred ten (210) liters of the breath, or for the operation of a
vehicle after June 30, 2001, while intoxicated or with an alcohol

concentration equivalent to at least eight-hundredths (0.08) gram of
alcohol per one hundred (100) milliliters of the blood or two hundred
ten (210) liters of the breath, the court, before the court places a
person on probation under subsection (d), must find that the person
has successfully fulfilled the requirements of a rehabilitation
program certified by one (1) or both of the following:
        (A) The division of mental health and addiction.
        (B) The Indiana judicial center.
    (d) Whenever a court places a habitual violator on probation, the
court:
        (1) shall record each of the court's findings under this section in
writing;
        (2) shall obtain the person's driver's license or permit and send
the license or permit to the bureau;
        (3) shall direct the person to apply to the bureau for a restricted
driver's license;
        (4) shall order the bureau to issue the person an appropriate
license;
        (5) shall place the person on probation for a fixed period of not
less than three (3) years and not more than ten (10) years;
        (6) shall attach restrictions to the person's driving privileges,
including restrictions limiting the person's driving to:
            (A) commercial or business purposes or other employment
related driving;
            (B) specific purposes in exceptional circumstances;
            (C) rehabilitation programs; and
            (D) specified hours during which the person may drive;
        (7) shall require the person to submit to reasonable monitoring
requirements;
        (8) shall order the person to file proof of financial responsibility
for three (3) years following the date of being placed on
probation; and
        (9) shall impose other appropriate conditions of probation,
which must include one (1) or more of the following conditions
if the person was determined to be a habitual violator under
IC 9-30-10-4(a)(4) through IC 9-30-10-4(a)(7) or
IC 9-30-10-4(b)(1) through IC 9-30-10-4(b)(4), and at least one
(1) of the offenses occurred within five (5) years prior to the
granting of the probationary or restricted license:
            (A) An order prohibiting the person from operating a motor
vehicle or motorized bicycle with an alcohol concentration
equivalent to at least two-hundredths (0.02) gram of alcohol
per:
                (i) one hundred (100) milliliters of the person's blood; or
                (ii) two hundred ten (210) liters of the person's breath;
            or while under the influence of any other intoxicating
substance.
            (B) An order that the person submit to a method to monitor
the person's compliance with the prohibition against
operating a motor vehicle or motorized bicycle with an

alcohol concentration equivalent to at least two-hundredths
(0.02) gram of alcohol per:
                (i) one hundred (100) milliliters of the person's blood; or
                (ii) two hundred ten (210) liters of the person's breath;
            or while intoxicated (as defined under IC 9-13-2-86).
            (C) The court shall determine the appropriate monitoring
method, which may include one (1) or more of the
following:
                (i) The person may operate only a motor vehicle equipped
with an ignition interlock device.
                (ii) The person must submit to a chemical test if a law
enforcement officer lawfully stops the person while
operating a motor vehicle or motorized bicycle and the law
enforcement officer requests that the person submit to a
chemical test.
                (iii) The person must wear a device that detects and
records the person's use of alcohol.
                (iv) The person must submit to any other reasonable
monitoring requirement as determined by the court.
    (e) If a court finds that a person:
        (1) is a habitual violator under section 4(b) or 4(c) of this
chapter;
        (2) does not have any judgments for violations under section
4(a) of this chapter;
        (3) does not have any judgments or convictions for violations
under section 4(b) of this chapter, except for judgments or
convictions under section 4(b)(5) of this chapter that resulted
from driving on a suspended license that was suspended for:
            (A) the commission of infractions only; or
            (B) previously driving on a suspended license;
        (4) has not been previously placed on probation under this
section by a court; and
        (5) has had the person's driving privileges suspended under this
chapter for at least three (3) consecutive years and has not
violated the terms of the person's suspension by operating a
vehicle for at least three (3) consecutive years;
the court may place the person on probation under subsection (d).
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.2-1992, SEC.93;
P.L.40-1994, SEC.5; P.L.101-1997, SEC.1; P.L.33-1997, SEC.14;
P.L.1-1999, SEC.32; P.L.10-2000, SEC.2; P.L.215-2001, SEC.18;
P.L.175-2001, SEC.13; P.L.219-2003, SEC.9; P.L.28-2010, SEC.6.

IC 9-30-10-10

Findings to constitute final judgment
    

Sec. 10. The court's findings under sections 8 and 9 of this chapter
constitute a final judgment from which either party may appeal. An
appeal does not act as a stay of the court's findings and orders.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18.

IC 9-30-10-11

Petition for revocation of probation
    

Sec. 11. A petition for revocation of probation granted under
section 9 of this chapter must:
        (1) be filed in the court that placed the person on probation;
        (2) be filed by the prosecuting attorney for the county in which
the court is located;
        (3) state the alleged violation; and
        (4) be served upon the probationer in the manner provided for
the service of summons in a civil action.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18.

IC 9-30-10-12

Hearing; procedure; burden of proof; findings; final judgment
    

Sec. 12. (a) Upon the filing of a petition for revocation of
probation, the court shall do the following:
        (1) Set a date for a hearing upon the petition that is not earlier
than twenty (20) days nor later than forty-five (45) days from
the date of the filing of the petition for review.
        (2) Hold a hearing on the date set, unless the proceeding is
continued by order of the court.
        (3) Cause notice of the hearing date to be sent to all parties.
    (b) At the hearing, the prosecuting attorney must bear the burden
of proof by a preponderance of the evidence to prevail.
    (c) If the court finds that the person has violated any terms of the
probation, the court shall do the following:
        (1) Record each of its findings in writing.
        (2) Obtain the person's license.
        (3) Order the bureau to suspend the person's driving privileges
for a period equal to the period of suspension originally
imposed under section 5 of this chapter.
        (4) Not place the person on probation under section 9 of this
chapter.
    (d) If the court finds that the person has not violated any of the
terms of the person's probation, the court shall do the following:
        (1) Record each of the court's findings in writing.
        (2) Continue the person on probation for the remainder of the
probationary period.
    (e) The court's findings under subsection (c) or (d) constitute a
final judgment from which either party may appeal. An appeal does
not act as a stay of the court's findings and orders.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18.

IC 9-30-10-13

Habitual violator; restrictions on issuance; hardship license
    

Sec. 13. (a) The bureau may issue a license to operate a motor
vehicle to a habitual violator whose driving privileges are suspended
under section 5(b) of this chapter if the following conditions exist:
        (1) The time specified for the person's probation or the
restriction or suspension of the person's license has elapsed.
        (2) The person has met all the requirements of all applicable

statutes and rules relating to the licensing of motor vehicle
operators.
        (3) The person files with the bureau and maintains for three (3)
years after filing proof of financial responsibility in accordance
with IC 9-25.
        (4) The bureau places a restriction on the person's driver's
license and driving record that indicates the person is prohibited
from operating a motor vehicle or motorized bicycle with an
alcohol concentration equivalent to at least two-hundredths
(0.02) gram of alcohol per:
            (A) one hundred (100) milliliters of the person's blood; or
            (B) two hundred ten (210) liters of the person's breath;
        or while intoxicated (as defined under IC 9-13-2-86) for three
(3) years after the bureau issues the driver's license to the
person.
        (5) The person signs a bureau form by which the person agrees
that as a condition to obtaining the driver's license the person
will submit to a chemical test at any time during the period
three (3) years after the bureau issues the driver's license to the
person if a law enforcement officer lawfully stops the person
while operating a motor vehicle or motorized bicycle and the
law enforcement officer requests that the person submit to a
chemical test.
    (b) The bureau may issue a license to operate a motor vehicle to
a habitual violator whose driving privileges have been suspended for
life if the following conditions exist:
        (1) The bureau has received an order for rescission of
suspension and reinstatement issued under section 15 of this
chapter.
        (2) The person to whom the license is to be issued has never
been convicted of a violation described in section 4(a) or 17 of
this chapter.
        (3) The person has not been convicted of an offense under
section 16 of this chapter more than one (1) time.
        (4) The person has met all the requirements of all applicable
statutes and rules relating to the licensing of motor vehicle
operators.
        (5) The person files with the bureau, and maintains for three (3)
years after filing proof of financial responsibility in accordance
with IC 9-25.
        (6) The bureau places a restriction on the person's driver's
license and driving record that indicates the person is prohibited
from operating a motor vehicle or motorized bicycle with an
alcohol concentration equivalent to at least two-hundredths
(0.02) gram of alcohol per:
            (A) one hundred (100) milliliters of the person's blood; or
            (B) two hundred ten (210) liters of the person's breath;
        or while intoxicated (as defined under IC 9-13-2-86) for three
(3) years after the bureau issues the driver's license to the
person.

        (7) The person signs a bureau form by which the person agrees
that as a condition to obtaining the driver's license the person
will submit to a chemical test at any time during the period
three (3) years after the bureau issues the driver's license to the
person if a law enforcement officer lawfully stops the person
while operating a motor vehicle or motorized bicycle and the
law enforcement officer requests that the person submit to a
chemical test.
    (c) A habitual violator is not eligible for relief under the hardship
provisions of IC 9-24-15.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.28-2010, SEC.7.

IC 9-30-10-14

Rescission of order suspending driving privileges for life; petition
for rescission and reinstatement
    

Sec. 14. (a) Except as provided in subsection (e), a person whose
driving privileges have been suspended for life may petition a court
in a civil action for a rescission of the suspension order and
reinstatement of driving privileges if the following conditions exist:
        (1) Ten (10) years have elapsed since the date on which an
order for the lifetime suspension of the person's driving
privileges was issued.
        (2) The person has never been convicted of a violation
described in section 4(a) of this chapter.
        (3) The person has never been convicted of an offense under
section 17 of this chapter.
        (4) The person has not been convicted of an offense under
section 16 of this chapter more than one (1) time.
    (b) A petition for rescission and reinstatement under this section
must meet the following conditions:
        (1) Be verified by the petitioner.
        (2) State the petitioner's age, date of birth, and place of
residence.
        (3) Describe the circumstances leading up to the lifetime
suspension of the petitioner's driving privileges.
        (4) Aver a substantial change in the petitioner's circumstances
of the following:
            (A) That indicates the petitioner would no longer pose a risk
to the safety of others if the petitioner's driving privileges are
reinstated.
            (B) That makes the lifetime suspension of the petitioner's
driving privileges unreasonable.
            (C) Indicates it is in the best interests of society for the
petitioner's driving privileges to be reinstated.
        (5) Aver that the petitioner has never been convicted of an
offense under section 17 of this chapter.
        (6) Aver that the petitioner has not been convicted of an offense
under section 16 of this chapter more than one (1) time.
        (7) Aver that the petitioner has never been convicted of a
violation described in section 4(a) of this chapter.

        (8) Be filed in a circuit or superior court having jurisdiction in
the county where the petitioner resides.
        (9) If the petition is being filed under subsection (e), aver the
existence of the conditions listed in subsection (e)(1) through
(e)(3).
    (c) The petitioner shall serve the prosecuting attorney of the
county where the petitioner resides and the bureau with a copy of the
petition described in subsection (b). A responsive pleading is not
required.
    (d) The prosecuting attorney of the county where the petitioner
resides shall represent the state in the matter.
    (e) A person whose driving privileges have been suspended for
life may petition a court in a civil action for a rescission of the
suspension order and reinstatement of driving privileges if all of the
following conditions exist:
        (1) Three (3) years have elapsed since the date on which the
order for lifetime suspension of the petitioner's driving
privileges was issued.
        (2) The petitioner's lifetime suspension was the result of driving
on a suspended license that was suspended for commission of
infractions only or for driving on a suspended license.
        (3) The petitioner has never been convicted of a violation
described in section 4(a) or 4(b) of this chapter, with the
exception of a judgement or conviction under section 4(b)(3) of
this chapter.
        (4) The petitioner has never been convicted of an offense under
section 17 of this chapter.
        (5) The petitioner has not been convicted of an offense under
section 16 of this chapter more than one (1) time.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.101-1997, SEC.2.

IC 9-30-10-15

Rescission of order suspending driving privileges for life; hearing
on petition; findings; order for reinstatement
    

Sec. 15. (a) Upon receiving a petition filed under section 14 of
this chapter, a court shall set a date for hearing the matter and direct
the clerk of the court to provide notice of the hearing date to the
following:
        (1) The petitioner.
        (2) The prosecuting attorney of the county where the petitioner
resides.
        (3) The bureau.
    (b) A court may order the rescission of the order that required the
suspension of the petitioner's driving privileges for life and may
order the bureau to reinstate the driving privileges of a petitioner
whose driving privileges have been suspended for life if, after the
hearing of the matter, the court makes the following written findings
and conclusions, based on clear and convincing evidence:
        (1) That the petitioner has never been convicted of a violation
described in section 4(a) of this chapter.

        (2) That the petitioner has never been convicted of an offense
under section 17 of this chapter.
        (3) That the petitioner has not been convicted of an offense
under section 16 of this chapter more than one (1) time.
        (4) If the person is petitioning the court under section 14(a) of
this chapter that ten (10) years have elapsed since the date on
which an order was issued that required the suspension of the
petitioner's driving privileges for life.
        (5) That there has been a substantial change in the petitioner's
circumstances indicating the petitioner would no longer pose a
risk to the safety of others if the petitioner's driving privileges
were reinstated.
        (6) That there has been a substantial change in the petitioner's
circumstances indicating that the suspension of the petitioner's
driving privileges for life has become unreasonable.
        (7) That it is in the best interests of society for the petitioner's
driving privileges to be reinstated.
        (8) If the person is petitioning the court under section 14(e) of
this chapter:
            (A) that three (3) years have elapsed since the date the order
was issued that required the suspension of the petitioner's
driving privileges for life; and
            (B) that the conditions listed under section 14(e) of this
chapter are satisfied.
    (c) The petitioner has the burden of proof under this section and
an order issued under subsection (b) is a final order, appealable by
any party to the action.
    (d) In an order for reinstatement of driving privileges issued under
this section, the court may require the bureau to issue to the
prevailing petitioner:
        (1) a license to operate a motor vehicle under section 13(b) of
this chapter; or
        (2) a restricted driving license for a time and subject to
conditions specified by the court, which must include one (1) or
more of the following conditions if the person was determined
to be a habitual violator under IC 9-30-10-4(a)(4) through
IC 9-30-10-4(a)(7) or IC 9-30-10-4(b)(1) through
IC 9-30-10-4(b)(4), and at least one (1) of the offenses occurred
within five (5) years prior to the granting of the probationary or
restricted license:
            (A) Specified hours during which the person may drive.
            (B) An order prohibiting the person from operating a motor
vehicle or motorized bicycle with an alcohol concentration
equivalent to at least two-hundredths (0.02) gram of alcohol
per:
                (i) one hundred (100) milliliters of the person's blood; or
                (ii) two hundred ten (210) liters of the person's breath;
            or while intoxicated (as defined under IC 9-13-2-86).
            (C) An order that the person submit to a method to monitor
the person's compliance with the prohibition against

operating a motor vehicle or motorized bicycle with an
alcohol concentration equivalent to at least two-hundredths
(0.02) gram of alcohol per:
                (i) one hundred (100) milliliters of the person's blood; or
                (ii) two hundred ten (210) liters of the person's breath;
            or while intoxicated (as defined under IC 9-13-2-86).
            (D) The court shall determine the appropriate monitoring
method, which may include one (1) or more of the
following:
                (i) The person may operate only a motor vehicle equipped
with an ignition interlock device.
                (ii) The person must submit to a chemical test if a law
enforcement officer lawfully stops the person while
operating a motor vehicle or motorized bicycle and the law
enforcement officer requests that the person submit to a
chemical test.
                (iii) The person must wear a device that detects and
records the person's use of alcohol.
                (iv) The person must submit to any other reasonable
monitoring requirement as determined by the court.
    (e) If a court orders the bureau to issue a restricted driving license
to a petitioner under subsection (d), the court shall specify the
conditions under which the petitioner may be issued a license to
operate a motor vehicle under section 13(b) of this chapter. After the
expiration date of the restricted license and upon:
        (1) fulfillment by the petitioner of the conditions specified by
the court; and
        (2) the expiration of the restricted license issued under
subsection (d)(2);
the bureau shall issue to the petitioner a license to operate a motor
vehicle under section 13(b) of this chapter.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.101-1997, SEC.3;
P.L.28-2010, SEC.8.


IC 9-30-10-16

Operating a motor vehicle while privileges are suspended; Class D
felony; Class A misdemeanor
    

Sec. 16. (a) A person who operates a motor vehicle:
        (1) while the person's driving privileges are validly suspended
under this chapter or IC 9-12-2 (repealed July 1, 1991) and the
person knows that the person's driving privileges are suspended;
or
        (2) in violation of restrictions imposed under this chapter or
IC 9-12-2 (repealed July 1, 1991) and who knows of the
existence of the restrictions;
commits a Class D felony.
    (b) Service by the bureau of notice of the suspension or restriction
of a person's driving privileges under subsection (a)(1) or (a)(2):
        (1) in compliance with section 5 of this chapter; and
        (2) by first class mail to the person at the last address shown for

the person in the bureau's records;
establishes a rebuttable presumption that the person knows that the
person's driving privileges are suspended or restricted.
    (c) In addition to any criminal penalty, a person who is convicted
of a felony under subsection (a) forfeits the privilege of operating a
motor vehicle for life. However, if judgment for conviction of a
Class A misdemeanor is entered for an offense under subsection (a),
the court may order a period of suspension of the convicted person's
driving privileges that is in addition to any suspension of driving
privileges already imposed upon the person.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.1-1993, SEC.62;
P.L.1-1994, SEC.41; P.L.120-2000, SEC.2; P.L.1-2001, SEC.9.

IC 9-30-10-17

Operating motor vehicle while privileges are forfeited for life;
Class C felony
    

Sec. 17. A person who operates a motor vehicle after the person's
driving privileges are forfeited for life under section 16 of this
chapter, IC 9-4-13-14 (repealed April 1, 1984), or IC 9-12-3-1
(repealed July 1, 1991) commits a Class C felony.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.1-1993, SEC.63.

IC 9-30-10-17.5

Operating a vehicle in violation of the conditions of a hardship
license
    

Sec. 17.5. A person who operates a vehicle or motorized bicycle
in violation of conditions of a restricted license ordered by a court
under IC 9-30-10-9(d)(9) or IC 9-30-10-15(d)(2) commits a Class A
misdemeanor.
As added by P.L.28-2010, SEC.9.

IC 9-30-10-18

Defenses; extreme emergency; burden of proof
    

Sec. 18. In a criminal action brought under section 16, 17, or 17.5
of this chapter, it is a defense that the operation of a motor vehicle or
motorized bicycle was necessary to save life or limb in an extreme
emergency. The defendant must bear the burden of proof by a
preponderance of the evidence to establish this defense.
As added by P.L.2-1991, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.28-2010, SEC.10.