This section outlines punishments and ways to combat accused hardcore and repeat impaired driving offenders. These methods are most effective when coupled with effective treatment programs as compared to individual implementation.
Administrative License Revocation or ALR is when a driver’s license is taken away by law enforcement at the time of the offense or stop by police upon the failure or refusal of a chemical test. Judicial or court ordered license revocation, is done post-conviction by a judge.
A driver’s vehicle is seized or impounded as a sanction against hard core offenders.
A staggered sentence is one where the convicted DUI offender does not serve the entire term in a consecutive period, but rather, serves a portion of his sentence before periodically appearing before a judge for assessment.
An ignition interlock device is an alcohol breath screening device located in a vehicle, which prevents the vehicle from starting if a blood alcohol concentration of 0.02 (20mg of alcohol per 100mL of blood) or greater is detected.
Transdermal testing measures the concentration of alcohol present in the insensible perspiration that is constantly produced and given off by the skin. If a person has been drinking, alcohol can be detected in the level of ethanol vapor present in their perspiration.
A Victim Impact Panel (VIP) is a community-based meeting for victims/witnesses to describe the experiences they or loved ones have endured due to the actions of impaired drivers.