Penalties for Driving Under the Influence

Just say "no" to drinking and driving.

North Dakota Penalties for Driving Drunk:


1st Offense

Class B misdemeanor
$500 fine if below .16 blood alcohol concentration (BAC)
Two days imprisonment and $750 fine if BAC .16 or greater
91 day suspension if below .18 BAC
180 day suspension if .18 BAC or greater
Addiction evaluation

2nd Offense in 7 years

Class B misdemeanor
Ten days imprisonment and $1,500 fine
360 days' participation in the 24/7 program
365 day suspension if below .18 BAC
Two year suspension if .18 BAC or greater
Addiction evaluation

3rd Offense in 7 years

Class A misdemeanor
120 days imprisonment and $2,000 fine
360 days' in the 24/7 program
360 days' supervised probation
Two year suspension if below .18 BAC
Three year suspension if .18 BAC or greater
Addiction evaluation

4th and Subsequent Offenses in 15 years

Class C felony
One year and one day imprisonment and $2,000 fine
Two years' participation in 24/7 program
Two years' supervised probation
Addiction evaluation

Penalty for a DUI with a minor in the vehicle is up to one year imprisonment and/or a $2,000 fine.


Refusal to submit to blood, breath, urine or on-site test is a crime and will result in a minimum of 180 days up to three years revocation of driving privileges.


Criminal Vehicular Injury up to five years imprisonment.


Criminal Vehicular Homicide up to 20 years imprisonment.



North Dakota has a zero tolerance for anyone under the age of 21 operating a motor vehicle when blood alcohol measures .02 and above.


If you see an impaired driver on the road you can report this to law enforcement by phoning 911.

Tips for detecting impaired drivers:
Problems maintaining proper lane position
Speed and braking problems
Driving in wrong lane
Driving without lights at night
Failure to signal
Judgment problems

Links:

24/7 program
NDCC 12.1-32 Penalties and Sentencing