According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, January 1 is among the top five deadliest days on America’s roadways.
During the holiday season, local law enforcement agencies statewide will be out in force, utilizing sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols, to deter drunk driving. Motorists are reminded that driving with blood alcohol content of 0.08 or higher will put them over the legal limit—if they don’t drive sober, they will get pulled over.
Leandra’s Law sets some of the toughest DWI provisions in the country. Drivers convicted must install and maintain an ignition interlock on any vehicle owned and operated by the driver for at least six months.
First time offenders driving while intoxicated or impaired by drugs with a child less than 16 years old in the vehicle may be charged with a class E felony, punishable by up to four years in prison.
December 16 – January 2