Everything You Should Know About DUI

DUI Overview

Driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or above is illegal in every state. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) includes not just alcohol, but any intoxicant, narcotic drug, or other drug that can impair physical abilities and judgment, including prescription drugs. Read more...

Costs of a DUI

The legal drinking age in every U.S. state is 21 and the legal blood alcohol limit is .08 BAC. Yet each year over 1 million drivers are charged with DUI in the United States. If you are caught violating these laws you will face serious consequences including fines, license suspension, mandatory rehabilitation, and possible jail time, especially if you are a repeat offender. Read more...

DUI Laws by State

All states use .08 Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) as one threshold of drunk driving. Some states, such as Colorado, use .05 as a minimum at which legal penalties can begin and many states have increased penalties for drivers with higher BAC levels. Read more...

DUI & Ignition Interlocks

An Ignition Interlock (also called Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) is a device that prevents the functioning of a motor vehicle if the driver’s BAC exceeds a pre-determined level, usually .02 BAC. The technology integrates alcohol breath detection technology to a vehicle’s ignition system. Read more...

Law Enforcement

Portable Breath Alcohol Testers (PBTs) are an important tool used by Law Enforcement to increase roadside checkpoint effectiveness. Police use of breathalyzers is known to result in higher and more accurate detection rates of impaired drivers. Read more...

Probable Cause for Drinking and Driving Arrest

Probable Cause

In the United States, police are required to establish "probable cause" in order to stop a vehicle for a potential drinking and driving offence. A list of symptoms, from a publication issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT HS-805-711), is widely used in training officers to detect drunk drivers. Read more...

Roadside Sobriety Testing

Roadside Sobriety Checkpoints are used by Law Enforcement primarily to deter alcohol-impaired driving. As the possibility or the perception of being apprehended while driving under the influence increases, intoxicated drivers are more likely to be deterred from driving. Read more...