According to CDC data, an average of 32 people are killed daily in impaired driving crashes in the United States. In response, state legislators, politicians, and courts in Florida have imposed stiff penalties and fines for drunk drivers involved in accidents.
Florida’s Drunk Driving Laws
Some examples of Florida’s drunk driving laws include the following:
- Driving a vehicle with a BAC of 0.08% or more is illegal
- Drivers that show impairment or are unable to clear their field sobriety tests can be arrested, regardless of the blood alcohol content
- Florida has a no-tolerance policy for underage DUI drivers, meaning they will be arrested regardless of the level of alcohol in the system
- Drivers holding a commercial driver’s license can be held if they have a BAC of 0.04%