Alcohol Impaired Driving Laws: California

Penalties

Increased Penalty for High BAC Administrative License Suspension on First Offense Limited Driving Privileges During Suspension Vehicle and License Plate Sanctions
.15 4 months After 30 days Impoundment, vehicle confiscation

Ignition Interlocks

Discretionary. Mandatory for all convictions in Alameda, Los Angeles, Tulare, and Sacramento counties (pilot project)

Other

Open Container Laws Repeat Offender Laws Alcohol Exclusion Laws Limiting Treatment
Yes No Yes

 

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