If you are a commercial driver or professional trucker with a Class A commercial driver’s license in the state of Arizona, you already know, the rules regarding safety on the road apply in a more stringent manner to you because of the type of professional license you hold.
You can still obtain a Class A CDL in the state of Arizona if you have been previously convicted of a DUI, but only after you have completed the original license suspension before applying — or reapplying — for a new Arizona CDL. If you have not taken this vital step, any application you submit for a Class A CDL in Arizona will be rejected.
What Happens When You are Charged with a DUI While Driving a Commercial Vehicle
If you are caught driving a commercial vehicle, including a tractor, flatbed, reefer, or any other type of semi or commercial vehicle, while allegedly under the influence and found guilty of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge, the penalties include, but may not be limited to:
- A class 1 misdemeanor, which could mean probation along with anywhere from 0 days to 1 year in jail
- The potential of extensive fines and fees to the court
- Mandatory counseling for alcohol use
- Mandatory use of an ignition interlock system on any vehicle you drive, even though your CDL is suspended