Nebraska passed an all offender interlock law in 2008 and made improvements to the law in 2009,2010 and 2011.
Source: SAMHSA Report to Congress on The Prevention and Reduction of Underage Drinking, May 2011
NOTE: Binge Alcohol Use is defined as drinking five or more drinks on the same occasion (i.e., at the same time or within a couple hours of each other) on at least 1 day in the past 30 days.
Statutes providing for penalties to be brought against a drunk driver who kills another person through the operation of a motor vehicle, either intentionally or negligently.
Sobriety checkpoints are an enforcement program that allows officers to stop all or predetermined vehicles to check for sobriety of the drivers.
Interlocks for First Time Convicted DUI Offenders
Statutes that require or highly incentivize the use of Interlocks for all first time convicted DUI offenders
Statutes which allow for a judge or administrative agency to order a convicted drunk driver to operate a vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device for a period of time following a conviction for drunk driving
Greater Penalties for Test Refusal
Statutes that provide for increased penalties for refusing to take a breath test, more strict than those penalties for an individual who takes and fails a breath test.
Law that makes DUI/DWI a felony offense based on the number of prior convictions.
DUI Child Endangerment
Statutes which allow for additional penalties for a drunk driving conviction with a child passenger in a vehicle
Administrative License Revocation
Administrative license revocation (ALR) is the removal of a DUI/DWI offender's driver's license at the time of an arrest upon the failure or refusal of a chemical test.
.08 Per Se Law
Law that makes it illegal to operate a motor vehicle at or above .08 Blood Alcohol Concentration.
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For more resources on Nebraska, please visit:
- NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts for Nebraska (http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/departments/nrd-30/ncsa/STSI/31_NE/2011/31_NE_2011.htm)
- Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (http://www.dor.state.ne.us/nohs/)