Stop DWI Zero Tolerance
What happened November 1st 1997?
What is it??? What does it mean???
It is a violation of the LAW for a person under the age of 21 to consume alcohol and operate a motor vehicle.
Laws for DWI and DWAI still apply, but now...for those drivers 21 and under there will be new penalties for even lower blood alcohol levels.
The law states that any person under the age of 21 who is caught driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .02% or more, but not more than .07% shall be charged with the traffic offense "operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol."
You will then be provided a notice to appear for a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge of the Department of Motor Vehicles.
If the Judge makes a finding that you drove after having consumed alcohol, you will:
This violation will remain on your record for three years or until you are 21, whichever is longer!
For additional information contact: St. Lawrence County STOP-DWI at 265--6213.