Maine Revised Statutes

§2481. Administrative procedures for suspension

1. Report of officer.  A law enforcement officer who has probable cause to believe a person has violated the terms of a conditional driver's license, commercial driver's license or provisional license or committed an OUI offense shall send to the Secretary of State a report of all relevant information, including, but not limited to, the following:
A. Information adequately identifying the person charged; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
B. The ground that the officer had for probable cause to believe that the person violated the terms of a conditional driver's license, commercial driver's license or provisional license or committed an OUI offense; [1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF).]
C. A certificate of the results of alcohol level tests conducted on a self-contained breath-alcohol testing apparatus; and [2009, c. 447, §63 (AMD).]
D. If a person fails to submit to a test, the law enforcement officer's report may be limited to a written statement under oath stating that the officer had probable cause to believe that the person violated the terms of a conditional driver's license, commercial driver's license or provisional license, or committed an OUI offense and failed to submit to a test. [RR 1995, c. 2, §73 (COR).]
The report must be under oath and on a form approved by the Secretary of State.
If the alcohol level test was not analyzed by a law enforcement officer, the person who analyzed the results shall send a copy of that certificate to the Secretary of State.
[ 2009, c. 447, §63 (AMD) .]
2. Time.  The report must be submitted to the Secretary of State within 72 hours of the offense, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. If the report is not sent within this time period, the Secretary of State shall impose the suspension, unless the delay has prejudiced the person's ability to prepare or participate in the hearing.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
3. Determination.  The Secretary of State shall make a determination on the basis of the information required in the report.
This determination is final unless a hearing is requested and held.
If a hearing is held, the Secretary of State shall review the matter and make a final determination on the basis of evidence received at the hearing.
[ 1993, c. 683, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1993, c. 683, Pt. B, §5 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1993, c. 683, §A2 (NEW). 1993, c. 683, §B5 (AFF). RR 1995, c. 2, §73 (COR). 2009, c. 447, §63 (AMD).