(1) In the event a petitioner elects to seek a deferred prosecution, the petitioner shall notify the assigned hearing officer and file a notice of Intent to Seek Deferred Prosecution, on a form provided by the department, with the hearing officer or the department. To be eligible for a stay, the petitioner must not have previously entered a deferred prosecution program, must have taken the breath or blood test, and must indicate that he or she intends to seek a deferred prosecution. If the petitioner is eligible, a stay of the administrative action shall be entered on the driver's record pursuant to RCW 46.20.308
(10). If the petitioner is not eligible, he or she will be so notified by the department and the administrative action will continue.
(2) If a stay is entered under subsection (1) of this section, the hearing will proceed and the results will be sent to the petitioner. As provided by RCW 46.20.308
(10), the stay of the action shall continue but any appeal of the Findings and Conclusion must be undertaken within thirty days of service of the results.
(3) If the petitioner elects to withdraw his or her request for a hearing, he or she must notify the department in writing of his or her intent to do so. Upon receiving such a request for a withdrawal, the department shall proceed with the administrative action against the petitioner's driving privilege, unless a stay has been entered on the driver's record due to the filing of a notice of Intent to Seek a Deferred Prosecution.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 46.20.308, 46.25.120. 06-15-081, § 308-103-080, filed 7/14/06, effective 8/14/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110 and 46.20.308. 02-11-011, § 308-103-080, filed 5/3/02, effective 6/3/02.]