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Explanation of DUI
In Tennessee, a driver with a BAC (blood alcohol level) of .08 is considered “under the influence” and being impaired to an extent that the driver’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle is affected.
Penalties and Sentences
- 48 hours minimum with up to 11 months, 29 days required.
- Revoked license for 1 year (Restricted license may be available in certain circumstances.)
- Revoked license for 2 years (if crash results in bodily injury)
- Restitution paid to any person involved suffering personal loss or injury
- Fees ranging from $350 - $1500
- Ignition Interlock Device installed at offender’s expense
- .20 BAC or greater requires minimum 7 days jail time
Refusal to submit to blood alcohol test
- Revoked license for 5 years (if crash results in death)
- Required participation in an alcohol and drug treatment program