Sunday, November 1, 2009

Celebrity DUI Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley was arrested after he had a blood alcohol level was at .149 in December of 2008.

Celebrity DUI Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton was given a DUI with a blood alcohol content of .08 in 2006!

Celebrity DUI Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan was arrested in May of 2007 after police found cocaine in her car.

Celebrity DUI Heather L.

Heather Locklear was charged with a DUI after consuming prescription meds.

DUI Laws and Penalties

DUI (Driving under the influence) Laws:
DUI charges are usually based on a person's BAC or blood alcohol concentration and may be determined by the administering of a breath, blood or urine test (which is usually conducted if drugs are suspected).

The Legal Limits:
A person's BAC is the percentage amount of alcohol found in his or her bloodstream.
Most states have a legal limit of 0.08 for citizens over age twenty-one.

The Penalties for Drunk Driving:
The punishments vary significantly from state to state. All drunk driving offenses carry potential jail sentences. However, most first offenders are given lesser punishments, such as driver's license restrictions, fines, mandatory attendance of drunk driver's education classes, mandatory attendance of "Alcoholics Anonymous" meetings or alcohol counseling, community service, or probation.