Can one state suspend a driver's license issued in another state, due to a breathalyzer test being refused?
I have an employee who was visiting family in LA when he was pulled over for suspicion of DUI. He is a TX licensed resident. He refused a breathalyzer test which is an automatic suspension of privileges in LA. Can LA revoke or suspend his TX driver's license? Do the 2 states reciprocate?
Just because someone has a license in one state, doesn't mean they cannot use that license as a traveler/visitor in another state or even a country. Here, his Texas drivers license was suspended as a result of his driving or using the roads of California. Yes, states basically share the same database of information, so if he was pulled over in California, that is where the act occured, and that set of laws will most likely apply to revoke or suspend his Texas drivers license if it hasn't already occurred.
Your employee needs a criminal defense attorney to help sort this out, especially if this is his first offense in any area of criminal law. If he simply messed up one night, then he may need to pay a fine, get an alternative sentencing or something similar and get this off of his record.