§ 50-1906 License revocation or denial order; hearing

§ 50-1906. License revocation or denial order; hearing.

    (a) Whenever any license, or privilege to drive in the District of Columbia, has been revoked or denied under the  provisions of this chapter, the reasons therefor shall be set forth in the order of revocation or denial, as the case may be. Such order shall take effect in 10 days (15 days, if the person is a nonresident) after service of notice on the person whose license or privilege to drive in the District of Columbia is to be revoked or who was denied a license. A hearing on the revocation shall be held if the respondent files a request for a hearing within 10 days (15 days if the person is a nonresident) of service of the notice. Such hearing by the Mayor shall cover the issues of:

        (1) Whether a police officer had reasonable grounds to believe such person had been driving or was in actual control of a motor vehicle upon the public street or highway while the person's alcohol concentration is 0.08 grams or more either per 100 milliliters of blood or per 210 liters of breath or is 0.10 grams or more per 100 milliliters of urine, or while under the influence of
intoxicating liquor or any drug or any combination thereof, or while the person's ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired  by the consumption of intoxicating liquor; and

        (2) Whether such person, having been placed under arrest, refused to submit to the test or tests, after having been informed of the consequences of such refusal.

    (b) If, following the hearing provided in subsection (a) of this section, the Mayor shall sustain the order of revocation, the same shall become effective immediately.