In Sussex County and throughout New Jersey, drunk-driving is taken very seriously.Anyone driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher is guilty of driving under the influence (DUI)/driving while intoxicated (DWI).However, a driver whom the police believe is impaired by alcohol can also be found guilty of DWI / DUI.Police officers are trained to detect driver impairment as a result of alcohol and a person can be convicted based upon an officer’s observations alone.
DUI PENALTIES IN NEW JERSEY
The penalties for driving while intoxicated/driving under the influence are severe.Those convicted of drunk driving face stiff fines and surcharges, loss of driving privileges and possibly incarceration.Subsequent DWI / DUI convictions may result in even higher fines and mandatory jail.
FIRST OFFENSE – DUI
Blood Alcohol Level (BAC) of .08%-.09%
Imprisonment: Up to 30 days
License suspension: 90 Days
Fines: $250 – $400 plus fees
Surcharge: $1,000 a…