Idaho dui laws

Impaired drivers cause serious accidents on a regular basis. Whether caused by alcohol or drugs, driving under the influence is a serious danger. For this reason, Idaho DUI laws are strict and aim to deter impaired drivers. Police officers are specially trained to spot drivers who are under the influence. The best way to keep yourself safe is to follow the simple rule: don’t drink and drive. But it is also important to know what the laws are, and at Hansen Injury Law, we strive to help Idahoans understand their rights. This post explains DUI laws in Idaho.

What are the Idaho DUI Laws?

In the state of Idaho you are considered to be driving under the influence if you meet the following conditions. If any of these are true in your case, you can be charged with a DUI.

  • Your BAC is 0.02% or more and you are younger than 21 years old.
  • BAC is 0.04% or more and you are operating a commercial vehicle.
  • BAC is 0.08% or more and you are 21 years old or older.

The Idaho State Police outline Idaho DUI laws, and their consequences:

1st offense2nd offense within 10 years3rd offense within 10 years
Misdemeanor violation
Jail: up to 6 months
Fines: up to $1,000
License suspension: 90 to 180 days
Misdemeanor violation
Jail: 10 days mandatory, up to 1 year
Fines: up to $2,000
License suspension: 1 year mandatory after
release from confinement with no driving
privileges of any kind
Ignition interlock mandatory
Felony violation
Jail: 30 days mandatory, up to 5 years
Fines: up to $5,000
License suspension: Up to 5 years, 1 year
mandatory after release from confinement
with no driving privileges of any kind
Ignition interlock mandatory

Injured by an Impaired Driver? We Can Help You

As we mentioned before, impaired drivers regularly cause serious accidents. Idaho DUI laws aim to prevent these accidents, but unfortunately, they still happen. If you are injured by an impaired driver in a car accident, you may be eligible for compensation in a personal injury case. The car accident lawyers at Hansen Injury Law regularly help accident victims win their cases. If you would like a free case consultation, please contact us today!

We also wrote a book, The Idaho Accident Book, that explains accident law in simple terms. We offer this book for free to anyone interested in learning more about their case. You can order your free copy today by clicking on the title above!

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