2011 ORS § 807.250¹
Restrictions on issuance of hardship permit
(1) In addition to any requirements under ORS 807.240 (Hardship permit) and any applicable conditions under ORS 813.500 (Restrictions on issuance) and 813.520 (Limitations on authority to issue hardship permit or reinstate driving privileges), the Department of Transportation may not issue a hardship permit under ORS 807.240 (Hardship permit) to a person whose suspension of driving privileges is based upon a conviction of any of the following unless the person submits to the department a recommendation from the judge before whom the person was convicted:
(a) ORS 811.140 (Reckless driving).
(c) Driving while under the influence of intoxicants. If a persons driving privileges are suspended for a conviction for driving while under the influence of intoxicants and the person is determined under ORS 813.500 (Restrictions on issuance) to have a problem condition involving alcohol, inhalants or controlled substances as described in ORS 813.040 (Standards for determination of problem condition involving alcohol, inhalants or controlled substances), the judge must:
(A) Make the recommendation with reference to the best interest of the public as well as of the defendant and the recommendation must be in writing.
(B) Recommend times, places, routes and days minimally necessary for the person to seek or retain employment, to attend any alcohol or drug treatment or rehabilitation program or to receive necessary medical treatment for the person or a member of the persons immediate family.
(2) The department may not issue a hardship permit to a person whose suspension of driving privileges is based on a conviction described in ORS 809.265 (Suspension for inhalant or controlled substances conviction).
(3) The department may not issue a hardship permit to a person whose driver license or driver permit is suspended pursuant to ORS 25.750 (Suspension of licenses, certificates, permits and registrations) to 25.783 (Confidentiality of information).
(4) The department may not issue a hardship permit to a person whose driving privileges are suspended pursuant to ORS 809.280 (Department procedures following court order of suspension or revocation) (4) or 809.416 (When person subject to suspension under ORS 809.415) (1) or (2). [1985 c.16 §150; 1987 c.262 §2; 1987 c.801 §4; 1991 c.835 §5; 1995 c.750 §§3,6; 1999 c.619 §6; 2003 c.23 §2; 2003 c.204 §1; 2011 c.355 §27]