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In order for a motorist to be charged with driving while intoxicated or DWI, in Louisiana, they must be operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08 percent or above. If convicted, a motorist may incur both criminal and administrative charges. Criminal charges refer to the amount of jail time a DWI offender must serve, fines and fees as well as community service. Administrative charges refer to driver’s license suspension and points accrued. Enhanced penalties for DWI offenders in Louisiana begin after the .15 BAC level.
Louisiana BAC restrictions are lower for both minors and commercial drivers, who will be charged with DWI if their BAC levels are at or above .02 percent and .04 percent respectively. The Louisiana DWI law also covers drug consumption. If a motorist is found guilty of being under the influence of marijuana, amphetamines, barbiturates or any other drug, they punishments will be the same as for alcohol-related DWI charges.
The state is among few that require all DWI offenders – even first time offenders – to install ignition interlock devices. An ignition interlock device is a form of breathalyzer test that evaluates your BAC level before you are allowed to operate your vehicle. If you pass, you will be allowed to turn on the ignition, if not, you are prevented from driving.
Louisiana also has a “safe harbor” law which deems that motorists found to have a BAC level under .05 percent is not intoxicated. Those with BAC levels between .05 and .08 percent will not be charged with DWI either.
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