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Tennessee DUI Laws

Tennessee DUI Laws: Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limits and Implied Consent

"Per Se" BAC Limit0.08 Percent
Zero Tolerance (Underage) BAC Limit0.02 Percent
Enhanced Penalty (Aggravated) BAC Limit0.20 Percent
Implied Consent to Submit to BAC Test?Yes

Tennessee DUI Laws: Select Penalties

Minimum License Suspension or Revocation (1st, 2nd, 3rd offense)1 year, 2 years, 3 years
Mandatory Alcohol Education, Assessment and TreatmentDiscretionary
Vehicle Confiscation Possible?Yes (on second offense)
Ignition Interlock Device Possible?Yes

Tennessee DUI Resources

  • DUI Statutes: Drug and Alcohol Driving Offenses (Tenn. Code Ann. 55-10-401 - 453).
  • Tennessee DUI Facts - State website detailing penalties and costs of various DUI convictions. (Tenn. Dept. of Safety & Homeland Security).
  • DUI Schools - Information and locations for the state's Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Program. (Tenn. Dept. of Mental Health).
  • Restricted License Information - Details on eligibility for restricted driving privileges after a first or second DUI offense. (Tenn. Dept. of Safety & Homeland Security).
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