2015 ORS 809.730¹
Seizure of motor vehicle for civil forfeiture
  • driving while under the influence of intoxicants

(1) A motor vehicle may be seized and forfeited if the person operating the vehicle is arrested or issued a citation for driving while under the influence of intoxicants in violation of ORS 813.010 (Driving under the influence of intoxicants) and the person, within three years prior to the arrest or issuance of the citation, has been convicted of:

(a) Driving while under the influence of intoxicants in violation of:

(A) ORS 813.010 (Driving under the influence of intoxicants); or

(B) The statutory counterpart to ORS 813.010 (Driving under the influence of intoxicants) in another jurisdiction;

(b) A driving under the influence of intoxicants offense in another jurisdiction that involved the impaired driving of a vehicle due to the use of intoxicating liquor, a controlled substance, an inhalant or any combination thereof;

(c) A driving offense in another jurisdiction that involved operating a vehicle while having a blood alcohol content above that jurisdiction’s permissible blood alcohol content;

(d) Murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide or assault that resulted from the operation of a motor vehicle in this state or in another jurisdiction; or

(e) Aggravated vehicular homicide under ORS 163.149 (Aggravated vehicular homicide) or aggravated driving while suspended or revoked under ORS 163.196 (Aggravated driving while suspended or revoked).

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) of this section, a conviction for a driving offense in another jurisdiction based solely on a person under 21 years of age having a blood alcohol content that is lower than the permissible blood alcohol content in that jurisdiction for a person 21 years of age or older does not constitute a prior conviction.

(3) All seizure and forfeiture proceedings under this section shall be conducted in accordance with ORS chapter 131A. [1999 c.1100 §2; 2001 c.104 §304; 2001 c.780 §§18,18a; 2007 c.867 §12; 2007 c.879 §5; 2009 c.78 §61; 2009 c.783 §13]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 809—Refusal, Suspension, Cancellation and Revocation of Registration, Title, Driving Privileges and Identification Card; Vehicle Impoundment, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors809.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.