The department may refuse to issue to, or renew a driver's license of, any person:
(a) Who is rendered incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle because of alcoholism,
excessive and chronic use of alcoholic beverages, or addiction to, or habitual use
of, any drug.
(b) Who is addicted to the use of narcotic drugs unless the person is participating
in a narcotic treatment program approved pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 11875) of Chapter 1 of Part 3 of Division 10.5 of the Health and Safety Code, in which case the person may be issued a probationary license, subject to reasonable
terms and conditions, if that drug usage does not affect the person's ability to exercise
reasonable and ordinary control in operating a motor vehicle on the highway.
(c) Who has a disorder characterized by lapses of consciousness or who has experienced,
within the last three years, either a lapse of consciousness or an episode of marked
confusion caused by any condition which may bring about recurrent lapses, or who has
any physical or mental disability, disease, or disorder which could affect the safe
operation of a motor vehicle unless the department has medical information which indicates
the person may safely operate a motor vehicle. In making its determination, the department may rely on any relevant information
available to the department.
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