According to the National Bureau of Highway Safety (NHTSA), 10,076 people died in crashes involving drunk drivers, the equivalent of a deceased person every 57 minutes.
For a person to be considered is not driving while intoxicated, their level of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) should be less than 0.8 percent. If a person is arrested by the police and is determined that your BAC is over the legal limit, you could face serious consequences.
In California it is illegal for anyone under 21 to consume any alcoholic beverage or have a beer or bottles open wine or liquor while driving alone. It is also illegal to drive with a BAC greater than 0.8. And if your license is commercially available alcohol level cannot be over 0.4.
An offense based on a DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol), may include expenses related to fines, court costs, attorney fees in, trailer or confiscation of the car, among others.
A first offense DUI involves between 4 days and 6 months in jail, pay a fine of $ 390 plus court costs, which could increase spending to more than $ 1,000 and license suspension for more ten days.
A second and third offense could result in up to a year in jail, fines and costs of almost $ 2,000 and license suspension between 2 and 3 years.
A fourth offense within a period of ten years after the third offense could mean that the person go to jail for up to 16 months and your license suspended for up to four years . But the costs and fines this time could add up to more $ 1,000.
If a driver causes an accident where others are injured or die and determined that he had a higher BAC of 0.8, he could be convicted of a felony, with a punishment of up to five years in prison, depending on whether it is your first, second or third offense.