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The maximum prescribed legal BAC limit in Washington DC is 0.08% per se
(effective from 1999)

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Washington DC Drunk Driving Laws

(If you’ve been charged with Washington DC DUI, the law allows 10 days for your Washington DC DUI Lawyer to make a request for a Washington DC DMV administrative hearing to save your driving license)

Washington DC is a member of the Interstate Drivers License Compact
An agreement between participating states to share information regarding certain types of convictions including DUI - DWI and related Drunk Driving offenses. If a resident of one state gets convicted of a drunk driving offense in another state, the driver's home state will be notified. The type of action that the driver's home state will take will vary from state to state.

Washington DC DUI Laws and BAC limits

ALL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.08%
In the State of Washington DC it is crime for ANY driver to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle 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 or be in actual physical control of a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.04% or above.

MINOR (under the age of 21) - BAC LIMIT = 0.00% ZERO TOLERANCE
It is a crime for persons under 21 years of age to drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.00% or above.

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

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Penalties for DUI - Drunk Driving in Washington DC

Washington DC is a state with a fifteen year ‘washout period’ also known as a 'look back period'.


First Dui - Drunk Driving Conviction - MISDEMEANOR

The penalty for a first DUI - drunk driving conviction in Washington DC:

  • Fine: $300 to $1,000 fine
  • Jail: up to 90 days in jail
  • License Revocation: 6 months drivers license revocation
  • possible vehicle impoundment
  • possible alcohol education and treatment program
  • Washington DC SR22 insurance requirement

Second DUI - Drunk Driving Conviction - MISDEMEANOR

The penalty for a second DUI - drunk driving conviction in Washington DC:

  • Fine: $1,000 to $5,000 fine
  • Jail: 5 days to 1 year in jail
  • License Revocation: 1 year drivers license revocation
  • Ignition Interlock: possible ignition interlock restriction
  • possible 30 days community service
  • possible vehicle impoundment
  • possible alcohol education and treatment program
  • Washington DC SR22 insurance requirement

Third (and subsequent) DUI - Drunk Driving Conviction - Misdemeanor

The penalty for a third DUI - drunk driving conviction in Washington DC:

  • Fine: $2,000 to $10,000 fine
  • Jail: 10 days to 1 year in jail
  • License Revocation: 2 years drivers license revocation
  • Ignition Interlock: possible ignition interlock restriction
  • possible 60 days community service
  • possible vehicle impoundment
  • possible alcohol education and treatment program
  • Washington DC SR22 insurance requirement

 

Implied consent LAWS

Implied Consent Chemical Testing

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

Penalties for refusing to submit to a chemical test in Washington DC

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

CHEMICAL TEST REFUSAL

Evidence of any chemical test refusal shall be admissible in any civil or criminal proceeding arising as a result of the acts alleged to have been committed by the person prior to the arrest.

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

The minimum mandatory liability insurance coverage required in the state of Washington DC for private passenger vehicles is (25/50/10). This equates to the following liability coverage:

  • $25,000 bodily injury liability (BIL) per person
  • $50,000 for two or more people in one accident
  • $10,000 property damage liability (PDL) coverage
  • $5,000 uninsured motorist property damage coverage

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 Washington DC 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 Washington DC DUI lawyer is recommended in all cases.

 

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Latest Washington DC DC DUI News

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Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:37:29 GMT

Woman arrested for DUI after crashing car into Wendy's in DC - WJLA


WJLA

Woman arrested for DUI after crashing car into Wendy's in DC
WJLA
WASHINGTON (ABC7) ? A woman crashed her car inside a Wendy's in D.C. Wednesday morning and was arrested for driving under the influence. D.C. police said the car ended up in the Wendy's in the 100 block of New York Avenue. No one was injured ...

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Wed, 06 Jun 2018 18:39:05 GMT

Delaware hopes cheap rides at beach towns will cut DUI cases - 6abc.com


6abc.com

Delaware hopes cheap rides at beach towns will cut DUI cases
6abc.com
The program runs from June 30 through July 6. The SoberLift program, as it's called, is modeled after a similar program called SoberRide in the Washington, D.C., area. The highway safety office says Fourth of July week historically has a higher number ...

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Sat, 23 Jun 2018 15:51:32 GMT

To combat DUIs in Fourth of July week, state to offer discount Lyft rides at beaches - The News Journal


The News Journal

To combat DUIs in Fourth of July week, state to offer discount Lyft rides at beaches
The News Journal
According to the state, a DUI arrest can cost up to $10,000 when including attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, higher insurance rates, car towing and repairs. ... Soberlift is modeled after a similar Washington, D.C. program called ...
Delaware Office of Highway Safety to Launch SoberLiftWBOC TV 16

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:15:26 GMT

USA Today reporter killed on motorcycle by DUI hit-and-run driver in DC - WJLA


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USA Today reporter killed on motorcycle by DUI hit-and-run driver in DC
WJLA
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Authorities say a foreign affairs reporter for USA Today was killed in a DUI hit-and-run crash in Washington. News outlets cite a Metropolitan Police Department release that says 53-year-old Oren Dorell was driving a motorcycle when ...
Former Beacon Journal reporter killed in DUI hit-and-runAkron Beacon Journal

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Tue, 12 Jun 2018 02:11:54 GMT

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