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Alabama Drunk Driving Laws

Highlights of Alabama's DWI Law


Updated October 06, 2012

Here are highlights from Alabama law on driving while under influence of alcohol, controlled substances (AL Code 32-5A-191). Click on the links for further explanation of the legal terms associated with drunk driving in Alabama.

'Per Se' BAC Level: .08

Zero Tolerance BAC Level: .02

Enhanced Penalty BAC Level: N/A

Implied Consent Law: Yes

License Suspension 1st Offense: 90 Days

License Suspension 2nd Offense: 1 Year

License Suspension 3rd Offense: 3 Years

Mandatory Jail Time after 2nd offense: Yes

Mandatory Alcohol Education: Yes

Mandatory Assessment/Treatment: Yes

Possible Ignition Interlock: Not available

Possible Vehicle Confiscation: No

Hardship License while license suspended: No

Open Container Law: For driver and passengers

These are highlights of the main provisions of Alabama law pertaining to drunk driving. Other factors can increase the penalties for drunk driving, such as if injury or death occurred, or if a child was endangered.

If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Alabama, contact an attorney in your area to determine you rights and responsibilities.

Source: AL Code 32-5A-191

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