Impaired Driving High-Priority Legislation as of December 1995
License Sanction Lower BAC (Mandatory Minimum for Youthful for a DWI Conviction) Administrative Illegal DWI Offenders Per Se Per Se (BAC Level First Second Third State (BAC Level) (BAC Level) and Age) Offense Offense Offense AZ Y-0.10 0.10 Y-0.00 (<21) S-90 days R-1 yr R-3 yrs CO Y-0.10 0.10 -- R-1 yr R-2 yrs ID Y-0.10 0.10 Y-0.02 (<21) S-30 days S-1 yr S-1 yr MT N 0.10 Y-0.02 (<21) -- R-3 mos R-3 mos NV Y-0.10 0.10 R-45 days R-1 yr R-1.5 yr NM Y-0.08 0.08 Y-0.02 (<21) -- R-1 yr R-5 yrs UT Y-0.08 0.08 Y-0.00 (<21) S-90 days R-1 yr R-1 yrs WY Y-0.10 0.10 -- S-1 yr R-3 yrs USA Y - 39 0.08 - 11 Y - 34 S - 17 S - 18 S - 14 0.10 - 36 R - 8 R - 27 R - 31 No - 4 Y = Yes Y = Yes S = Suspension N = No R = Revocation A = Alternative
Notes: An “administrative per se law” refers to a statute that allows a state’s driver licensing agency to either suspend or revoke a driver’s license based either on a specific alcohol (or drug) concentration or on some other criterion related to alcohol or drug use and driving. Such action is completely independent of any licensing action related to a DWI criminal offense. The term “illegal per se” refers to state laws that make it a criminal offense to operate a motor vehicle at or above a specified alcohol (or drug) concentration in the blood, breath, or urine. In those columns showing mandatory sanctions, a “blank” space does not mean that a state does not have a sanction. It only means that the state does not have a mandatory sanction for that offense or violation.
Source of Data: “Digest of State Alcohol-Highway Safety Related Legislation,” U.S. Department of Transportation/ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT HS 808 204.
Source of Table: Traffic Safety Facts 1995: State Traffic Data, a National Center for Statistics and Analysis Fact Sheet, prepared for the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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