Driving Under the Influence Laws and Arrests

rev. 04/25/2012
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Picture of a car crash courtesy of Pooyan TabatabaeiDriving under the influence (DUI) is driving or in physical control of a vehicle on a roadway in Utah with 0.08% or more alcohol in the blood, or “unsafe” driving due to alcohol or other drugs in the body. DUI is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a fine, jail or community service, 90-day license suspension, an alcohol class, or alcohol problem assessment.

More severe criminal actions are taken for DUI with:

For people under the age of 21 years, there is the “not-a-drop” law, which is zero alcohol tolerance for drivers under the age of 21 years. For children under the age of 19 year, there is the “use and lose” law, which suspends or postpones the license for 6 or more months for the purchase, attempt-to-purchase, possession, or use of alcohol or other drugs.