Senate Bill 0576
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DIGEST OF SB576 (Updated March 7, 2001 3:30 PM - DI 84)
Drunk driving. Establishes that a person who operates a motor vehicle while intoxicated with at least one child under the age of 18 in the vehicle commits a class A misdemeanor if the driver is less than 21 years of age, and a non-suspendible Class D felony if the driver is 21 years of age or older. Provides that a person whose license is suspended following a conviction of: (1) operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with at least one child in the vehicle; (2) operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with one previous conviction; and (3) operating a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration greater than 0.15%; may not obtain a probationary license. Requires lifetime license suspension for persons convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death. Reduces the availability of hardship licenses for persons with lifetime license suspensions. Increases mandatory jail time for various alcohol offenses. Provides that drug and alcohol assessments and programs that are used by court must be administered by the court, certified by the division of mental health, or authorized under a circuit court alcohol abuse deterrent program.
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