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Connecticut Drunk Driving Attorneys Connecticut's Drunk Driving Law -OUI The facts are... Driving is a privilege, and under Connecticut's Implied Consent Law any person who operates a motor vehicle is presumed to have given his or her consent to a test to determine blood alcohol concentration (BAC).You are legally intoxicated if your BAC is .08 or above. If you are under 21 years of age, you are legally Intoxicated at a .02 BAC or higher. Connecticut has enacted strong new measures to combat impaired driving. Stiff penalties, including mandatory sentencing and strict enforcement of our laws send a clear message: Operating under the influence will not be tolerated on Connecticut's roadways.

 


Opperating Under the Influence (OUI)In Connecticut, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is a criminal offense. This offense may be prosecuted with or without any direct evidence of a person's BAC. The determining factor is whether a person's ability to drive has been impaired.In Connecticut, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is a criminal offense. This offense may be prosecuted with or without any direct evidence of a person's BAC. The determining factor is whether a person's ability to drive has been impaired. If you are arrested for OUI: You will be detained by the police and read your rights. Your vehicle will be towed at your expense. You will be taken in a police cruiser to the police station. If the test registers a BAC of .08 or higher, you will be held on the presumption that you were operating under the influence. You will be kept in a police lock-up until you are bailed out.

 


Administrative Per Se through DMV

The driver's license sanctions (license suspension periods) outlined below have been revised recently and will be imposed in addition to criminal penalties. In most cases, the driver's license sanctions will be imposed much earlier. In all cases, they will be imposed in addition to criminal penalties and will appear on your driving record. Drivers 16 & 17 Years Old

Blood Alchol Level First Offense Second Offense Third Offense
Refusal to submit to a blood, breath or urine test 18 Months 3 Years 6 Years
Test results of .02 or higher; up to but not including .16 1 Year 2 Years 4 Years
Test results of .16 or higher 1 Year 30 Months 5 Years

 

Driver's between the ages 18 to 20

Blood Alcohol Level First Offense Second Offense Third Offense
Refusal to submit to a blood, breath or urine test 1 Year 2 Years 6 Years
Test results of .02 or higher; up to but not including .16 6 Months 18 Months 4 Years
Test results of .16 or higher 240 Days 20 Months 5 Years

 

Drivers 21 Years Old and Older

Blood Alcohol Level First Offense Second Offense Third Offense
Refusal to submit to a blood, breath or urine test 6 Monts 1 Year 3 Years
Test results of .08 or higher; up to but not including .16 90 Days 9 Months 2 Years
Results of .16 or higher 120 Days 10 Months 30 Months

 

Drivers 21 Years Old and Older Blood Alcohol Level First Offense Second Offense Third Offense Refusal to submit to a blood, breath or urine test 6 Months 1 Year 3 Years Test results of .02 or higher; up to but not including .16 90 Days 9 Months 2 Years Test results of .16 or higher 120 Days 10 Months 30 Months If you have been arrested for operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and either failed a chemical alcohol analysis of your blood, breath, or urine or refused to submit to such analysis, your operator's license or privilege is suspended effective 12:01 a.m. on the thirty-first day following the date of the arrest. A Notice of Suspension will be mailed to your address of record allowing seven days to request a hearing. Criminal Penalties Under Connecticut's criminal law, a driver arrested for OUI will receive both a summons and a court date. If the court proceedings result in a conviction, the following penalties must be imposed by the Department of Motor Vehicles: Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs, C.G.S sect;14-227a, §14-227g or §14-111n conviction on or after January 1, 2012

OVI in

The acronyms DUI, DWI, OMVI and OVI all refer to the same thing: operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- The Ohio Bar Asociation

Ohio Revised Code 4511.19

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