*Very* interesting assumption, and I agree with the PP that 'drink driving' would not be the obvious assumption to make unless you have personal experience of that..
I'm in the UK - we now have photocard licences - they show address and the photo has to be updated every 10 years. The licence however is valid until you are 70 (you don't have to take any further tests to renew the photo card)
However, if you have an old-style paper licence there is no requirement to upgrade to a photocard, and the old style licence didn't have to be renewed every 10 years.
So, unless you move house, you could have a paper licence which wouldn't need to be renewed at all until you turn 70.
If you move address, or lose your old licence (physically) you would have to get a new one, and I know some people who voluntarily applied for a photocard licence because it can be used as proof of ID and age (as it has your photo and date of birth on it) and is cheaper than a passport.
My dad had his wallet stolen when he was on a business trip in the USA. It had his drivers licence in it as he had had to hire a car, so he wound up with a photocard at he age of about 50. My mum was able to keep her old style paper licence until she was 62, when they moved house.
(OT - I had to renew my licence last year as it was 10 years old. The instructions are VERY insistent that the new photo you send MUST be no more than 1 month old...except - you can also renew online using details from your passport, in which case they use your passport photo, which can be anything up to 5 years old (passports are valid for 10 years, but you can only renew your driving licence in this way with a passport up to 5 years old) The double standard was amusing to me...)