2006 Code of Virginia § 18.2-272 - Driving after forfeiture of license

18.2-272. Driving after forfeiture of license.

A. Any person who drives or operates any motor vehicle, engine or train inthe Commonwealth during the time for which he was deprived of the right to doso (i) upon conviction of a violation of 18.2-268.3 or of an offense setforth in subsection E of 18.2-270, (ii) by 18.2-271 or 46.2-391.2, (iii)after his license has been revoked pursuant to 46.2-389 or 46.2-391, or(iv) in violation of the terms of a restricted license issued pursuant tosubsection E of 18.2-271.1, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor except asotherwise provided in 46.2-391, and is subject to administrative revocationof his driver's license pursuant to 46.2-389 and 46.2-391. Any personconvicted of a third offense in 10 years of a violation of this section shallbe guilty of a Class 6 felony.

Nothing in this section or 18.2-266, 18.2-270 or 18.2-271, shall beconstrued as conflicting with or repealing any ordinance or resolution of anycity, town or county which restricts still further the right of such personsto drive or operate any such vehicle or conveyance.

B. Regardless of compliance with any other restrictions on his privilege todrive or operate a motor vehicle, it shall be a violation of this section forany person whose privilege to drive or operate a motor vehicle has beenrestricted, suspended or revoked because of a violation of 18.2-36.1,18.2-51.4, 18.2-266, 18.2-268.3, 46.2-341.24, or a similar ordinance or lawof another state or the United States to drive or operate a motor vehiclewhile he has a blood alcohol content of 0.02 percent or more.

Any person suspected of a violation of this subsection shall be entitled to apreliminary breath test in accordance with the provisions of 18.2-267,shall be deemed to have given his implied consent to have samples of hisblood, breath or both taken for analysis pursuant to the provisions of 18.2-268.2, and, when charged with a violation of this subsection, shall besubject to the provisions of 18.2-268.1 through 18.2-268.12.

(Code 1950, 18.1-60; 1960, c. 358; 1975, cc. 14, 15; 1988, c. 859; 1991, c.64; 2004, cc. 948, 1013; 2005, cc. 757, 840; 2006, c. 390.)

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