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Washington DUI Laws

Washington 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 Limit0.15 Percent
Implied Consent to Submit to BAC Test?Yes

Washington DUI Laws: Select Penalties

Minimum License Suspension or Revocation (1st, 2nd, 3rd offense)90 days / 2 years / 3 years
Mandatory Alcohol Education, Assessment and TreatmentBoth
Vehicle Confiscation Possible?Yes
Ignition Interlock Device Possible?Yes

Washington DUI Resources:

  • DUI Statute: Driving under the Influence (Rev. Code Wash. 46.61.502).
  • DUI in Washington - Basics on DUI offenses under Washington law (Washington Dept. of Licensing).
  • Ignition Interlock - Overview of the requirements for obtaining and using an ignition interlock license (Washington Dept. of Licensing).
  • DUI Hearings - Basics on how hearing work and how one should prepare (Washington Dept. of Licensing).
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