Friday, July 27, 2012

WASHPO | BREATH TESTS FOR DRUNKEN-DRIVING SUSPECTS COULD RESUME NEXT MONTH IN DC

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Excerpt:

The limit for noncommercial drivers would remain 0.08. But the council also seeks to make life more difficult for anyone who drives over the legal limit. 
A driver convicted of driving under the influence would be subject to a fine of up to $1,000 and 180 days in jail. Currently, a first-time offender can face up to a $300 fine and 90 days in jail. 
Someone arrested with a 0.20 blood alcohol level would be required to spend at least 10 days in jail, twice the current mandatory minimum. Drunk drivers arrested with a minor in the vehicle would face a five-day minimum sentence.





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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If there was ever a time to get a designated driver it is now! A 10 day minimum jail sentence is nothing to mess with.