Court abstracts of arrest and conviction for operating vehicles while impaired shall contain blood alcohol results, and be held confidentially pursuant to Vehicle Code 1808.5. All information is confidential and may not be disclosed except for research or statistical purposes with identifying information withheld.
Unless disclosure of records is prohibited by law or designated as confidential, all DMV records pertaining to the registration of vehicles, driver's license applications, conviction abstracts, and accident reports shall be open to public inspection. All abstracts of accident reports must be made available to law enforcement agencies and courts.
DMV records relating to physical or mental conditions of persons, or convictions implicating controlled substances not arising out of circumstances involving a motor vehicle are confidential, and not subject to the general public inspection provisions of 1808. An exception is made for release of physician's reports supporting an application for disabled person's parking privilege.