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Kansas Drunk Driving Law

Highlights of Kansas's DUI Law


Updated April 23, 2007

Here are highlights from Kansas law on driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (KS Statutes Ch. 8, Article 10). Click on the links for further explanation of the legal terms associated with drunk driving in Kansas.

'Per Se' BAC Level: .08

Zero Tolerance BAC Level: .02

Enhanced Penalty BAC Level: None

Implied Consent Law: Yes

License Suspension 1st Offense: 30 days

License Suspension 2nd Offense: 1 year

License Suspension 3rd Offense: 1 year

Mandatory Jail Time after 2nd offense: Yes

Mandatory Alcohol Education: Or treatment

Mandatory Assessment/Treatment: Or education program

Possible Ignition Interlock: After 2nd offense

Possible Vehicle Confiscation: No

Hardship License while license suspended: No

Open Container Law: For driver only

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

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

Source: KS Statutes Ch. 8, Article 10

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