SUBSTANCE ABUSE EVALUATION FORM AND INSTRUCTIONS
How to prepare for a substance
abuse related reexamination before Driver Assessment (DA):
If your driving record shows
substance abuse indicators*, you need to have the
attached substance abuse evaluation form completed and bring it with
you to your upcoming Driver Assessment reexamination. Your substance abuse
history will be analyzed, along with your driving record, to determine
the appropriate licensing sanction or, in the case of a Driver License
Review reexamination, if the license should be returned.
*OUIL, UBAC, OUID, OWI, OUIL
/ OWI causing Death or Injury, Child Endangerment, Implied Consent Suspension,
X 3 Accident, 625g Permit
How to prepare for an habitual
substance abuse offender or related appeal before the Driver License Appeal
If your license has been revoked/denied
for multiple substance abuse convictions or for negligent homicide, murder,
or manslaughter involving the use of a motor vehicle, and alcohol or controlled
substances were involved, and the minimum one-year or five-year revocation
period is over, you are eligible to request a hearing to consider whether
your driving privilege should be reinstated. At the hearing, you must
prove that you do not have a substance abuse problem or you must prove,
in accordance with R 257.301-316 that any past substance abuse problem
is under control and is likely to remain under control.
may be represented by legal counsel if you wish. Please advise the
Department of your attorney's name, address and telephone number. A recorded
message regarding the appeal/reinstatement process in DLAD is available
by calling (517) 373-3827.
At the hearing, you will need
to present the following:
SUBSTANCE ABUSE EVALUATION
must obtain and submit a completed substance abuse evaluation using the
attached form. If you do not already have a substance abuse counselor
you may contact an office listed on page 3 for the name of an agency that
performs substance abuse evaluations. The substance abuse counselor will
prepare the evaluation and provide you with the completed form for your
appeal hearing. Your substance abuse evaluation should be current.
If you are appealing to the
Driver License Appeal Division, please send the completed evaluation form
to DLAD at the address below. If you have not already requested a hearing,
please submit a request with your evaluation.
Driver License Appeal Division
Michigan Department of State
P. O. Box 30196
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7696
Effective October 1, 1999,
MCL 257.322(6) requires the installation of an ignition interlock device
for initial issuance of restricted privileges. If you were issued restrictions
which included an Ignition Interlock requirement, DLAD Administrative
Rule 13a requires you to submit the ignition interlock FINAL REPORT at
ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION OF
PETITIONERS PAST AND CURRENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE HISTORY
You must obtain documentation
of your drinking and drug use habits in the form of letters from people
in your community who have frequent contact with you and may know something
about your drinking habits and/or use of controlled substances. This would
include immediate family members, other relatives, employers, friends,
pastors, local police, a recognized support group such as 12 step meetings
or Rational Recovery, neighbors or others with whom you associate. It
is required you submit at least 3 letters but not more than six. These
letters should be signed and dated and include the complete mailing address
and daytime telephone number and contain at least the following information
about you. Please do not use form letters.
- What their relationship
is to you.
- How long they have known
- How often they see you.
- Have them describe their
knowledge of your past and current use of alcohol and/or drugs including
frequency of use, amount used, beverage and/or drug of choice, etc.
- When the last time was they
saw or had knowledge that you had used any alcohol and/or drugs.
- What their knowledge is
of your past and current involvement in treatment and/or a support group.
- Have them include other
information they believe is important.
NOTE: PLEASE KEEP COPIES OF
YOUR LETTERS DOCUMENTING YOUR SUBSTANCE ABUSE HISTORY AND EVALUATION AND
SUBMIT THE ORIGINALS. COPIES WILL NOT BE MADE FOR YOU AT THE HEARING OR
REEXAMINATION. SUBMITTING THE REQUESTED DOCUMENTS DOES NOT NECESSARILY
ENSURE RELICENSURE, HOWEVER, THIS INFORMATION WILL ASSIST THE HEARING
OFFICER IN MAKING A DECISION.