How to obtain a “Hardship” Permit to drive while on a suspended license for DUI. People who have a restricted license will be limited on where and when they can drive or may be required to have an ignition interlock device installed to operate their vehicle. Review how to get a restricted license to drive to work after DUI. Can you drive to work after a DUI? Yes, you can legally drive to work after a DUI suspension – if you get a restricted hardship license.