Changed penalties for DUI in Alaska


Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Law in Alaska

Driving under the influence of alcohol is considered a very serious crime in many states in the US. In order to curb the rise in the number of DUI cases and fatal accidents due to drunken driving, many states have imposed strict rules and regulations. One of the states where driving under the influence of alcohol is viewed strictly is the state of Alaska. They adopt a number of Field Sobriety Test (FST) in order ascertain the level of alcohol content in the body of the accused.

Penalties for DUI in Alaska

Under the new driving laws of Alaska, where a person arrested under a DUI offence is subject to revocation of license for a temporary period or for an extended period of time depending on the frequency of offence. The offenders are also required to attend mandatory alcohol education program and assessment or treatment of alcohol program. This is in lieu of imprisonment or fine.

New Driving Law in Alaska

The driving laws of Alaska has been changed and a law been passed with effect from the first of this year where motorist convicted under DUI offence are required to install the ignition interlock device for them to continue driving. The driver is required to breathe into the device, any amount of alcohol content above the pre set level which is usually .03%, the device will automatically disable ignition of the vehicle. There are five other states which prescribe this penalty even for first time offenders.

Originally posted 2016-12-11 13:52:03.