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
Two days imprisonment and $750 fine if .16 or greater
Addiction evaluation
91 day suspension if below .18
180 day suspension if .18 or greater

2nd Offense in 7 years

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

3rd Offense in 7 years

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

4th and Subsequent Offenses

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

A first offense DUI with a minor in the vehicle is up to one year imprisonment and/or a $2,000 fine. If an individual has a previous conviction for a violation of section 39-08-01.4, it is a Class C Felony.


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.


Additional penalties may include a $100 operator license reinstatement fee, SR-22 filing (high risk insurance), and impoundment of the motor vehicle license plates or seizure of the motor vehicle.


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