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Massachusetts OUI DUI Laws

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The maximum prescribed legal BAC limit in Massachusetts
is 0.08% per se
(effective from June 30th 2003)

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DUI (Driving Under the Influence), OUI (Operating Under the Influence), and DWI (Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Impaired) are all terms used to describe drunk driving charges in the state of Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts Drunk Driving Laws

(If you’ve been charged with Massachusetts DUI OUI, the law allows 30 days(15 days before license is suspended) for your Massachusetts DUI Lawyer to make a request with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) for a hearing to save your driving license)

Massachusetts OUI Laws and BAC limits

ALL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.08%
In the State of Massachusetts it is crime for ANY driver to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.08% and above.

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.04%
It is a crime for commercial vehicle operators to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.04% or above.

MINOR (under the age of 21) - BAC LIMIT = 0.02%
It is a crime for persons under 21 years of age to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.02% or above.

It is an offense to refuse to submit to a chemical test in Massachusetts and implied consent laws are enforced.

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Penalties for DUI OUI - Drunk Driving in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is a state with a lifetime ‘washout period’ also known as a 'look back period', this means that a prior OUI conviction is admissible your entire life.


First DUI OUI - Drunk Driving Conviction - Unclassified

The penalty for a first OUI - drunk driving conviction in Massachusetts:


Second DUI OUI - Drunk Driving Conviction - Unclassified

The penalty for a second OUI - drunk driving conviction in Massachusetts:


Third DUI OUI - Drunk Driving Conviction - Felony

The penalty for a third OUI - drunk driving conviction in Massachusetts:


Fourth DUI OUI - Drunk Driving Conviction - FELONY

The penalty for a fourth OUI - drunk driving conviction in Massachusetts:


Fifth (and subsequent) DUI OUI - Drunk Driving Conviction - FELONY

The penalty for a fifth OUI - drunk driving conviction in Massachusetts:

  • Fine: $2,000 to $50,000 fine
  • Jail: 24 months to 5 years in jail
  • License Revocation: lifetime drivers license revocation

Child endangerment while driving drunk

If you have a child under 14 years of age in a vehicle while driving drunk, you will be charged with child endangerment. The penalties for this, in addition to OUI penalties are:


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Implied consent LAWS

Implied Consent Chemical Testing

It is an offense to refuse to submit to a chemical test in Massachusetts and implied consent laws are enforced.

Penalties for refusing to submit to a chemical test in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, if the accused refuses to take a chemical test of their blood, breath or urine, their drivers license will be suspended/revoked.

First chemical test refusal

Second chemical test refusal

Third chemical test refusal

Fourth chemical test refusal

  • License Revocation: lifetime drivers license revocation
  • impoundment of vehicle

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Minimum liability insurance requirements for private passenger vehicles in the state of Massachusetts

The minimum mandatory liability insurance coverage required in the state of Massachusetts for private passenger vehicles is (20/40/5). This equates to the following liability coverage:

  • $20,000 bodily injury liability (BIL) per person
  • $40,000 for two or more people in one accident
  • $5,000 property damage liability (PDL) coverage

You must also have:

  • Personal injury protection (PIP) ― Pays up to $8,000 to the insured, passengers, pedestrians, or anyone the insured allows to drive the vehicle.
  • Bodily injury caused by an uninsured auto―Minimum $20,000 per person, $40,000 per accident

What is (BIL) Bodily Injury Liability insurance?

(BIL) Bodily Injury Liability insurance coverage will pay for serious and permanent injury or death to other people when a crash is caused by the insured. An auto insurance company will pay for injuries up to the limits specified in an insurance policy and will provide legal representation for the insured in the event someone tries to sue them.

What is (PDL) Property Damage Liability insurance?

(PDL) Property Damage Liability insurance coverage pays for damages an insured driver or members of an insured drivers family cause (and are liable for) to other people's property in a crash involving a motor vehicle.

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Disclaimer: While every effort is made to keep all information up to date, the Massachusetts drunk driving laws change frequently and the information provided on this web site should not be construed as legal advice, nor is it necessarily complete. Drinkdriving.org shall not be held responsible for any actions a person may take as a result of information gathered from this web site. Consultation with a local Massachusetts DUI lawyer is recommended in all cases.

 

Useful Massachusetts OUI Links:

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Latest Massachusetts OUI News

Woman Booked for OUI After Hitting Pedestrian in Chicopee - abc40


abc40

Woman Booked for OUI After Hitting Pedestrian in Chicopee
abc40
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) ? A portion of Broadway Street in Chicopee is closed, after a pedestrian was hit by a car Thursday night. The pedestrian was walking on the sidewalk, when a woman struck him with her car. The driver remained on-scene and the ...
Chicopee police have identified driver arrested after pedestrian crashwwlp.com

all 18 news articles »

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:13:47 GMT

Police Log: 2nd OUI, Larceny, and More - Patch.com


Police Log: 2nd OUI, Larceny, and More
Patch.com
Massachusetts · Browse All Patches Within Massachusetts. National Edition. Best of Patch Nationwide · About Patch. 18 Dec 2014. 38 Mostly Cloudy. Patch · Home; All Topics Police & Fire. Around Town · Arts & Entertainment · Back To School · Bulletin ...


Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:12:30 GMT

Marlborough Police: Larceny, Vandalism and OUI Arrest - Patch.com


Marlborough Police: Larceny, Vandalism and OUI Arrest
Patch.com
The following are excerpts from the Marlborough police log. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. By Brooklyn Lowery (Patch Staff) December 19, 2014 at 12:03pm. Marlborough Police: Larceny, Vandalism and OUI Arrest. Tuesday, Dec. 16. At 1:48 p.m., ...


Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:13:42 GMT

Fall River Man Arrested on OUI Charges After Fatal Accident - Boston.com


NECN

Fall River Man Arrested on OUI Charges After Fatal Accident
Boston.com
A Fall River man was arrested after police said he killed a pedestrian on I-195 while driving drunk in Somerset Friday night. Horacio Goncalo, 55, was charged with operating under the influence of alcohol. Police responded to a report of a single car ...
Driver Charged With OUI After Somerset Pedestrian KilledCBS Local
Pedestrian killed on I-195, Fall River man charged with OUISouthCoastToday.com
Driver Charged with OUI After Hitting, Killing PedestrianNECN
Fall River Herald News -WLNE-TV (ABC6)
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 05:33:21 GMT

Police Log: Drunk Tow Truck Driver, Patriots-Dolphins Custodies, and More - Patch.com


Police Log: Drunk Tow Truck Driver, Patriots-Dolphins Custodies, and More
Patch.com
Later, Joseph Abellan, 47, of North Attleboro was arrested and charged with his second OUI liquor offense, malicious destruction of property over $250, and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. 4:29 p.m. - Police responded to several 911 calls for a ...

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:04:49 GMT

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