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The New DUI Laws – Leading to Warrants for Blood Tests
August 22, 2012
As the instance of driving under influence of alcohol is spurring on the roads of America, driving after drinking laws are gradually becoming tougher. DC officials are of the opinion that with stricter and more stringent rules, a large number of drivers will think twice before sitting at the driving wheel after boozing.
A new DUI law has been passed by the emergency legislation to prevent the large number of road accidents that are purely done by alcohol-induced drivers. Jail time for all drunk drivers who blow between 0.20-0.24 blood-alcohol level will change from 5 days to 10 days and the penalties for the 0.25 BACs will be at least 15 days behind the bars.
All drunken drivers that are carrying minors in their vehicle will face at least 5 days in jail and the maximum fine will boost from $300 to $1000. Maximum DUI jail time will augment from 90-180 days, and this means that a driver who is found guilty may have to remain in jail for 6 months. Apart from this, commercial drivers (that include taxi drivers) will be prosecuted if they’re sitting behind the wheel with anything above 0.04 BAC. Legislators are of the opinion that fresh rules may act as a restraint on irresponsible drivers.
This particular tool is particularly designed to enhance the police to make roads safer and reduce the number of road accidents and large number of auto insurance claims. New laws have also instructed the District Police to start using breathing machines again so as to ensure better safety. The police had totally shut down this program 2 years ago and then recently had to spend around $250,000 to settle around 5 DUI cases that pivoted on faulty breathing results. Above all, the Chief Medical Examiner’s office will soon exercise control on this program in order to make sure that things are running fine.
According to the Tennessee Safety Department, the “no refusal” state law issued warrants for blood samples of 8 drunken drivers who weren’t ready to give a breathing test. A 5-county effort was launched to raise awareness among the motorists about the law. Until June 2012, the drivers could even refuse a blood-sample test but they would have feared losing their license. With the new law, the drunken driver is bound to give the blood-sample test in order to prove himself.
If you drive on the roads of US, you should ensure taking the best step forward so that you don’t meet with accidents and end up with huge amounts on your medical bills. Forget driving after drinking so that you don’t have to be harassed by the police.
Tags: Blood Alcohol Level, Driving After Drinking Laws, Drunk Drivers, DUI Cases, DUI Law
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