Shell v. Bechtold

In Shell v. Bechtold, 175 W.Va. 792, 796, 338 S.E.2d 393, 396 (1985), the question presented was whether a municipal court conviction for DUI could be used to enhance the administrative sanction of driver's license revocation. Shell possessed a West Virginia driver's license and was twice convicted for DUI, once in municipal court in Huntington, West Virginia, and once in Florida. Florida notified West Virginia that Shell's driving privilege was revoked for six months. The commissioner of the West Virginia DMV issued an order revoking Shell's driver's license for ten years. Shell appealed. On appeal, this Court held that "a DUI conviction in another state is ground for license revocation." Id., 175 W.Va. at 795, 338 S.E.2d at 395.