Driving Under the Influence Frequently Asked Questions

What are the penalties for a DUI in Idaho?

Penalties for DUI in Idaho are set forth by statute in I.C. Section 18-8005. A summary of the penalties* for a DUI in Boise, Idaho are as follows:

Penalties for Excessive DUI

If you submit to an alcohol test and your alcohol concentration is 0.20 or greater, you are subject to stricter penalties.

Penalties for individuals under 21 with less than 0.08 alcohol concentration

What is considered Driving Under the Influence?

In Idaho, Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) is defined as driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle while you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs upon the ways of the state open to the public.

What is considered What if I am taking prescription drugs, will I still get a DUI?

The fact that you are taking prescription drugs is not a defense to a DUI. The law specifically provides that you can still be punished for DUI if as a result of taking the prescription drugs, your ability to drive has been diminished.

What if I am a resident of another state and refuse to submit to a test?

If you are from another state and refuse to submit to a test in Idaho, the arresting officer will take possession of your license and forward it to your home state’s licensing authority along with a report stating that you refused to submit to a test.

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Driving Under the Influence Frequently Asked Questions

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