I have a commercial driver's license and was pulled over for DUI/DWI. Is there something different I need to do now?

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Yes. Individuals who have a commercial driver's license are governed by the guidelines of the Department of Transportation. Under Title 49 CFR Part 40 guidelines, a person who tests positive on a drug or alcohol test is required to have a substance abuse evaluation conducted by a substance abuse professional (SAP) and to follow the SAP's treatment recommendations.

The SAP is required to provide a comprehensive face-to-face assessment and clinical evaluation to determine what level of assistance the person needs in resolving problems associated with alcohol use.

Prior to the employee's return to safety-sensitive duties, DOT regulations require the SAP to perform a follow-up evaluation with the employee.

If you have a DUI and a commercial driver's license in Howard County, Maryland our DUI attorneys refer clients to Eileen Dewey at the Columbia Addictions Center who is trained and qualified in the SAP guidelines.

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