5 Best and 5 Worst States for DUI Enforcement

Drunk driving is a national scourge. Almost a third of all driving deaths are the result of it. Yet, states vary widely in their DUI enforcement from throw the book at you to slap your wrist. An analysis of drunk driving penalties conducted by WalletHub, a personal finance website, says, “In addition to the loss of human life, the government estimates that drunk driving costs Americans nearly $60 billion per year in economic losses.” Yet South Dakota offers no minimum sentences for the first two DUI convictions, doesn’t suspend licenses and wipes prior DUIs off your record after 5 years. RELATED: Drunk Ferrari Driver Survives Crash with Semi
5 Best and 5 Worst States for DUI Enforcement
Here are the 5 Best States for DUI Enforcement
  1. Arizona
  2. Alaska
  3. Connecticut
  4. West Virginia
  5. Kansas
Arizona pretty much throws the book at you once you’re caught with a blood alcohol content above .08. You get a minimum 10 days in jail for your first offense and 90 days for your second. Get caught a third time and it’s a felony (which is uniform amongst most states). Except the following states let you drink and drive to your heart’s content without fear of felony: Colorado, Maine, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania as well as the District of Columbia. RELATED: Driver Charged with DUI 4 Times in 30 Hours Here are the 5 Worst States for DUI Enforcement
  1. South Dakota
  2. District of Columbia
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. North Dakota
  5. Maryland
Apparently if you want to drink and drive both the Dakotas are going to take it pretty easy on you. I’ve never been to either. Anybody care to hazard a guess why their state governments look the other way? South Dakota, for example, won’t suspend your license for DUI. At least North Dakota does that. The Mount Rushmore state is also never going to require you to use an “ignition Interlock device” that requires to blow into a tube before your car will start. ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide