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Types Of Utah DUI Offenses


Utah’s DUI laws can be found in Utah Code §41-6a-501 through §41-6a-530. Under this law, the criminal offense of DUI can be charged under any of the following circumstances:

  • Per Se DUI – If you are accused of operating a motor vehicle with a breath or blood alcohol level (BAC) of .08 or higher.
  • Impaired Driving DUI – If you are accused of operating a motor vehicle and any amount of alcohol or drugs have impaired your ability to safely operate the vehicle.
  • Drugged DUI (DUID) – If you are accused of having any measurable amount of a controlled substance or metabolite of a controlled substance in their system.
  • Zero Tolerance DUI – If you are under the age of 21 and have consumed any alcohol.

UPDATE: Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed HB 155 into law changing the legal blood alcohol level from 0.08 to 0.05. The bill will take effect December 30, 2018.

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