DUI’S CAN BE AVOIDED! HERE’S HOW:
- Choose to be a sober driver for yourself and for others.
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- Think that you can have one or two drinks and still be legal to drive? Maybe. Check out the Blood Alcohol Content Calculator below to find out how many drinks you can have and be under the legal BAC. You might be surprised. And here’s a tasty tidbit – Did you know that you can be under the legal BAC limit, but if you don’t pass the roadside test, you can still get a DUI? It’s true.
- Speaking of what’s a legal limit for whom, what do you know about legal limits in the State of Colorado?
What is the difference between a DUI and DWAI?
DWAI: Driving While Ability Impaired
If your ability is impaired to the “slightest degree” by alcohol, drugs or even prescription medications, or if your BAC is found to be at or above .05 percent but below .08 percent.
DUI: Driving Under the Influence
If you are “substantially incapable” of operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol, drugs or prescription medications, or if your BAC is at or above .08 percent. The average cost of a DUI is $10,270.
MARIJUANA AND DRIVING
- Although it is legal to use and possess marijuana for individuals 21 and older in the state of Colorado, it continues to be against the law to drive impaired by the substance.
- When using marijuana, you cannot judge your own impairment, therefore, any amount of marijuana consumption puts you at risk of driving impaired even if the substance is prescribed.
- Colorado law specifies that drivers with 5 nonograms of active THC in the blood can be prosecuted for a DUI. However, law enforcement officers base arrests on observed impairment with additional charges of child abuse if children are present in the vehicle.
- Many Colorado Law Enforcement Officers have received advanced training in Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE). Across the state of Colorado law enforcement agencies have specially trained Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) on staff that can detect impairment from using marijuana and other substances.