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Sec. 14-227a. Operation while under the influence of liquor or drug or while having an elevated blood alcohol content.
(a) Operation while under the influence or while having an elevated blood alcohol content.
No person shall operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or both. A person commits the offense of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or both if such person operates a motor vehicle on a public highway of this state or on any road of a district organized under the provisions of chapter 105, a purpose of which is the construction and maintenance of roads and sidewalks, or on any private road on which a speed limit has been established in accordance with the provisions of section 14-218a, or in any parking area for ten or more cars or on any school property (1) while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or both, or (2) while such person has an elevated blood alcohol content. For the purposes of this section, "elevated blood alcohol content" means a ratio of alcohol in the blood of such person that is eight-hundredths of one per cent or more of alcohol, by weight.
CT DWI Law DMV Administrative Penalty Chart
|Blood Alcohol Level||First Offense||Second Offense||Third Offense|
|Refusal to submit to a blood, breath or urine test||6 months||1 year||3 years|
|Test results of .02 or higher and you are under twenty-one years of age||90 days||9 months||2 years|
|Test results of .08 or higher; up to, but not including, .16||90 days||9 months||2 years|
|Test results of .16 or higher||120 days||10 months||2 1/2 years|
CT DWI Law Courthouse/Criminal Penalties
Test results of .08 or higher
(within 10 years) Test results of .08 or higher
(within 10 years oflast conviction) Test results of .08 or higher
|Fine: $500 to $1,000||$1,000 to $4,000||$2,000 to $8,000|
|Jail: 6 mo. 48 hrs. minimum mandatory or 6 mo., suspended with 100 hrs. community service.||2 yrs., 120 days minimum mandatory and 100 hrs. of community service||3 yrs., 1 yr. minimum mandatory and 100 hrs. of community service|
|Suspension:One year||Three years (or until you are 21 years of age, whichever is longer)||Permanent Revocation|