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General Impairment Penalties
  • §3802(a)
  • BAC of .08% to .099%
  • Individuals incapable of safe driving
  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • No license suspension
  • Up to 6 months probation
  • $300 fine
  • Alcohol hwy. safety school
  • Treatment when ordered
  • No ignition interlock
  • ARD eligible
  • CRN evaluation
  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • 1 yr. license suspension
  • 5 days to 6 mos. prison
  • $300-$2,500 fine
  • Alcohol hwy. safety school
  • CRN evaluation
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 yr. Ignition interlock
  • House arrest/work release eligible
  • 2nd degree misdemeanor
  • 1 yr. license suspension
  • 10 days to 2 yrs. prison
  • $500-$5,000 fine
  • CRN evaluation
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 yr. Ignition interlock
  • House arrest/work release eligible
  • 2nd degree misdemeanor
  • 1 yr. license suspension
  • 10 days to 2 yrs. prison
  • $500-$5,000 fine
  • CRN evaluation
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 yr. Ignition interlock
  • Work release eligible

High Rate of Alcohol

  • §3802(b)
  • BAC of .10% to .159%
  • Minors with .02% BAC
  • CDL drivers with .04% BAC
  • School bus/vehicle drivers with .04% BAC
  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • 1 yr. license suspension
  • 48 hours to 6 mos. prison
  • $500-$5,000 fine
  • Alcohol hwy. safety school
  • CRN evaluation
  • Treatment when ordered
  • No Ignition interlock
  • House arrest/work release eligible
  • ARD eligible
  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • 1 yr. license suspension
  • 30 days to 6 mos. prison
  • $750-$5,000 fine
  • Alcohol hwy. safety school
  • CRN evaluation
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 yr. Ignition interlock
  • House arrest/work release eligible
  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • 18 mos. license suspension
  • 90 days to 5 yrs. prison
  • $1,500-$10,000 fine
  • Alcohol hwy. safety school
  • CRN evaluation
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 yr. Ignition interlock
  • House arrest/work release eligible
  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • 18 mos. license suspension
  • 1 yr. to 5 yrs. prison
  • $1,500-$10,000 fine
  • CRN evaluation
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 yr. Ignition interlock
  • Work release eligible

Highest Rate of Alcohol

  • §3802(c)
  • BAC of .16% and above
  • Minimum levels of controlled substances in blood
  • Individuals who refused chemical tests
  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • 1 yr. license suspension
  • 72 hrs. to 6 mos. prison
  • $1,000-$5,000 fine
  • Alcohol hwy. safety school
  • CRN evaluation
  • Treatment when ordered
  • ARD eligible
  • House arrest/work release eligible
  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • 18 mos. license suspension
  • 90 days to 5 yrs. prison
  • Minimum $1,500 fine
  • Alcohol hwy. safety school
  • CRN evaluation
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 yr. Ignition interlock
  • House arrest/work release eligible
  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • 18 mos. license suspension
  • 1-5 yrs. prison
  • Minimum $2,500 fine
  • CRN evaluation
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 yr. Ignition interlock
  • House arrest/work release eligible
  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • 18 mos. license suspension
  • 1-5 yrs. prison
  • Minimum $2,500 fine
  • CRN evaluation
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 yr. Ignition interlock
  • Work release eligible
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