Don’t get caught driving drunk in The State of Colorado. Driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol drugs (DUI) or driving while your ability to drive is impaired (DWAI) by alcohol or drugs, is prohibited in Colorado. Like most DUI laws in the Unites States, The State of Colorado DUI laws are similar except for the DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired) law that makes it illegal to drive with a 0.05 percent (BAC) blood alcohol concentration level; this is much lower than most states which is 0.8 percent BAC.
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In order to enforce drunk driving laws in Colorado, a blood or breath test is given to determine if someone is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A person is presumed to be driving under the influence if the test shows a blood alcohol level of 0.08. The law presumes that permission to take a blood, breath, saliva or urine test given by the law enforcement officer who may have probable cause to administer the test. Refusal to take the test can get your driver’s license revoked.
Administrative and criminal penalties for driving under the influence as states in sections 42-4-1303, 42-2-125, 42-2-126 and 42-2-127, Colorado Revised Status:
In Colorado, a driver is able to reduce his or her criminal penalties through a plea bargain or by undergoing alcohol or drug treatment, but will still have to face administrative penalties.
If alcohol or drugs are related to the cause of injury or death, the penalties for vehicular homicide or vehicular assault are more stringent.
Drink responsibly- If you plan to drink, don’t drive.