Connecticut Has Some Of The Strictest DUI Laws

Monday, October 23rd, 2017 by | Posted In: Auto Accidents

A new survey released shows that Connecticut has some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the country. Arizona has the strictest laws while South Dakota has the most lenient.

According to a report from the Office of Legislative Research, drunk driving law is broken into two statutes. The first statute prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs based on the driver’s age and the type of vehicle being driven. Drivers under age 21 are considered to have an elevated blood alcohol content (BAC) if it is found to be 0.02% or higher, while those over the age of 21 are considered elevated at 0.08% or higher. Those who operate a commercial vehicle are considered to be operating under the influence if their BAC is 0.04% or higher.

The second statute that comprises Connecticut DUI law is implied consent for testing. As a licensed Connecticut driver, it is implied that if a police officer suspects you to be operating under the influence, that you will submit to a sobriety test. You also have the right to refuse the test under this statute, but that does not go without an administrative driver’s license suspension.

If you or a loved one was injured in a Connecticut auto accident and suspect the other driver was driving while drunk or under the influence, contact our office. We have handled cases like this before and will work to protect your interests.

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