2011 ORS § 809.010¹
Court-ordered suspension

A court shall order the Department of Transportation to suspend the registration of a motor vehicle required to be registered by the department upon conviction of the traffic offenses described in this section. The requirement to order the suspension of vehicle registration under this section is subject to all of the following:

(1) The court shall order the department to suspend the registration under this section when a person is convicted:

(a) Of driving a motor vehicle while the persons license is suspended or revoked in violation of ORS 811.175 (Violation driving while suspended or revoked) or 811.182 (Criminal driving while suspended or revoked); or

(b) On a second or subsequent charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicants in violation of ORS 813.010 (Driving under the influence of intoxicants).

(2) The registration of the following vehicles shall be ordered suspended under this section:

(a) Any vehicle required to be registered by the department of which the convicted person is the owner.

(b) Any vehicle required to be registered by the department which the convicted person is operating at the time of the persons arrest.

(3) A court may not issue an order to suspend the registration under this section for more than 120 days.

(4) Upon issuing an order to suspend the registration under this section, a court shall issue a copy of the order to the department for suspension according to ORS 809.020 (Response to court-ordered suspension).

(5) The court may order, under this section, the department to suspend the registration of a motor vehicle of which the convicted person is not the owner only if the court is satisfied by clear and convincing evidence that the owner knew or had good reason to know that the convicted person:

(a) Did not have a valid license and knowingly consented to the operation of the vehicle by the convicted person; or

(b) Was operating the vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants. [1983 c.338 §386; 1985 c.16 §202; 1985 c.173 §6; 1987 c.730 §13; 1991 c.407 §30]