Utah is the first state to change the DUI BAC to .050.

By Amy de Held

January 28, 2019


Laws are Changing
 The Utah State Legislature has passed a bill lowering the blood alcohol content level for DUI from .08 to .05. Despite decades of public campaigns and other efforts to discourage driving after drinking, survey and observational data show that many people continue to do so. Over the last five years, there were 54,402 arrests for DUI in Utah which represents an average of 29.8 per day.

​Colorado has arrested 860 DUI's during the Heat is On campaign in 2018 in January only. Colorado is set to have their next campaign during the Super Bowl weekend. With Colorado's DUI numbers not changing could we see a DUI BAC limit decrease on the horizon?

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We offer all classes that will be required for a DUI charges. Did you receive a DUI in Colorado? Did you blow over a .05? If so, then you will be required to complete a Level II Education group. If you blew over a .120, then it is likely that you will need Level II Therapy.​​​​ Set up in Level II today to help your case for court and learn tools and skills to prevent future problems. 






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LOOSING YOUR LICENSE
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Interlock Requirements

Colorado Law will require the installation and use of ignition interlock systems for most people convicted of DUI.  An ignition interlock is a device which requires the vehicle's driver to provide breath samples when the vehicle is started, and then, at random intervals while driving.  The interlock will prevent the vehicle from starting if it detects alcohol in excess of a setpoint  value or will work the vehicle's horn and lights to alert police if the setpoint is passed will the car is running.  Persons subject to the interlock are issued a  "restricted license," i.e., a license that reflects that they may only drive vehicles with an interlock installed.  During the period of the restricted driving, the Colorado DMV will monitor reports from the interlock provider to determine whether the restricted driver has been "locked out" or whether circumvention has been attempted.   Where three lockouts occur within any of twelve consecutive month, DMV may extend the interlock requirment.  Where circumvention occurs the interlock restricted driver will have his or her license revoked and may be subject to criminal prosecution.


Effective January 1, 2014,interlocks laws have significantly changed the previous law involving alcohol violations, Persistent Drunk Drivers (PDD) and the Ignition Interlock program.  Those changes include:  
 

  • The reduction of the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) on a chemical test from 0.17 to 0.15 to designate the driver as a Persistent Drunk Driver.  
  • The refusal of a chemical test at a traffic stop on or after January 1, 2014, will now result in a Persistent Drunk Driver designation.  
  • If a driver refused a chemical test prior to January 1, 2014, and was previously ineligible to reinstate early with Interlock, they may now either finish serving the remainder of their revocation and reinstate with full driving privileges, or serve at least two months and apply for early reinstatement with Interlock for one year.  They are not eligible for Financial Assistance in this case.   
  • If a driver has multiple alcohol violations or refusals on their record, the wait time for early reinstatement with Interlock has been reduced to one or two months, respectively. 


​Colorado has contracted with the following Ignition Interlock providers:

Intoxalock®
877-777-5020
www.intoxalock.com

A LifeSafer of CO
800-475-5490
www.lifesafer.com

Smart Start, Inc.
800-880-3394
www.smartstartinc.com

Guardian
800-499-0994
www.guardianinterlock.com 

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Questions to help know what you should do next after a DUI

No DUIColorado.org is a website that was developed by the Persistent Drunk Driver (PDD) Committee. The PDD Committee was established as part of the Persistent Drunk Driver Act of 1998 and is comprised of the Colorado Department of Human Services, State Judicial Branch, Department of Transportation and Department of Revenue. The website is intended to provide Coloradans with information to help prevent impaired driving, understanding what to do when you get a DUI, resources to help someone with understanding the requirements of the court and the DMV, as well as explain Colorado laws and administrative processes regarding impaired driving.

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MOTHER'S AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING

 MADD is Mother’s Against Drunk Driving and was created on September 5, 1980. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)  was created “To aid the victims of crimes performed by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, to aid the families of such victims and to increase public awareness of the problem of drinking and drugged driving." 


Many people who have been charged with a DUI/DWAI will be required to complete a MADD panel/victim impact panel. The panel is two hours and the cost of 50.00 (money order only or pay online). To see the schedule in your area, please click the link below.​

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