Kansas DUI Statistics & Consequences
A blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher (which can be as little as two beers) classifies you as an alcohol-impaired driver. Nationwide, 1.9% of adults admit to driving after having too much to drink. Kansas surpasses the national average at 2.1%. The state of Kansas is working to reduce the number of drunk drivers through strategies like sobriety checkpoints, mass media campaigns, and school programs.
Even your first DUI is considered a criminal offense, and it can result in penalties such as:
- 30-day license suspension
- 6-month to 1-year use of an ignition interlock device
- $200 fee to reinstate your driver’s license
- 100 hours of required community service
- $750 to $1,000 in fines
- Increased insurance rates
These are just a few reasons why it’s so important to get a good attorney on your side in your DUI case.