Schreiber v. Motor Vehicles Division

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802 P.2d 706 (1990)

104 Or.App. 656

In the matter of the Suspension of the Driving Privileges of David SCHREIBER, Petitioner, v. MOTOR VEHICLES DIVISION, Respondent.

06 890221 9349; CA A61504.

Court of Appeals of Oregon.

Argued and Submitted July 25, 1990.

Decided December 12, 1990.

George W. Kelly, Eugene, argued the cause and filed the brief for petitioner.

Katherine H. Waldo, Asst. Atty. Gen., Salem, argued the cause for respondent. With her on the brief were Dave Frohnmayer, Atty. Gen., and Virginia L. Linder, Sol. Gen., Salem.



Petitioner appeals from a license suspension based on a California conviction for driving under the influence of intoxicants. See Wilcox v. MVD, 89 Or. App. 498, 750 P.2d 181 (1988). We affirm.

Eighteen months after petitioner was convicted in California, California sent Oregon notice of the conviction. At the MVD hearing, petitioner testified that California had suspended his driving privileges for 90 days. He argued that suspension of his driving privileges in Oregon would subject him to double jeopardy. On appeal, he claims that the suspension order violates Article I, section 12, of the Oregon Constitution and the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. His reliance on those constitutional provisions is misplaced. A proceeding to suspend driving privileges is not a "prosecution" for "an offense."[1]



[1] ORS 813.400(1) requires that MVD suspend driving privileges after "receipt of a record of conviction for an offense described in this section." Petitioner observes, correctly, that California Vehicle Code ยง 23153(b) allows for a conviction if a driver is on public or private property, but that ORS 813.400 provides for suspension only if the driver operates a vehicle "upon any highway or on premises open to the public." The record contains no direct evidence about where petitioner was driving in California when he was convicted. Petitioner argues that, without that evidence, suspension is not permitted. See Buck v. Motor Vehicles Division, 80 Or. App. 565, 569 n. 6, 723 P.2d 338, rev. den. 302 Or. 299, 728 P.2d 531 (1986). However, that argument and others raised on appeal were not raised before the hearings officer. Therefore, we will not consider them. Cobine v. MVD, 102 Or. App. 17, 21 n. 2, 792 P.2d 469 (1990); Hay v. Motor Vehicles Div., 77 Or. App. 398, 401, 713 P.2d 641 (1986).