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Connecticut Drunk Driving Laws

The following laws govern the operation of any motor vehicle or watercraft under the influence of drugs, alcohol, and/or controlled substances in the state of Connecticut.

Blood Alcohol Limit
Connecticut laws state that the legal limit is exceeded when the driver’s blood alcohol content is equal to or higher than 0.08 percent.

Blood Alcohol Limit for Commercial Drivers
Drivers operating a commercial vehicle do not adhere to the standard 0.08 percent that other drivers do; they are considered intoxicated if their blood alcohol limit is equal to or greater than 0.04 percent.

Underage DUI Law in Connecticut
According to laws enforced by Connecticut statutes, the blood alcohol limit for underage drivers (under the age of 21) is 0.02 percent.

Aggravated Blood Alcohol Limit
Strict consequences are enforced for those in Connecticut who exceed a blood alcohol content of 0.16, also known as the aggravated blood alcohol content limit.

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Penalties For DUI in Connecticut

Connecticut's DUI law consists mainly of three statutes, CGS §§ 14-227a, -227b and -227g.
First time offenders of DUI in Connecticut face anywhere between two days and six months of jail time or up to six months suspended with probation and a 100 hour community service requirement. Additionally, first time offenders must pay a fine ranging from $400 to $1,000 and license suspension of 12 months.

Second time offenders of DUI in Connecticut face anywhere between 129 days and 2 years of jail time in addition to 100 hours of community service and probation, a fine ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 and license suspension of 3 years (or until age 21 if longer.)

Severe penalties are enforced for third and subsequent offenders.

Read more about DUI laws in Connecticut:

Connecticut DUI Statutes
DUI Connecticut Law

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