Reading This Could Get You a DUI in New York

By Mary Ann

New York State law identifies Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated as driving with 0.18 grams of alcohol in your blood, an amount below the naturally occurring alcohol content in the human body. In a last minute legislative typo, the New York legislature inserted 0.18 grams in place in of 0.18 percent BAC into a law increasing penalties for aggravated DWI.

Prosecutors in New York counties have declared that because, as written, the statute is not prosecutable, they will not enforce the new law until the typo is corrected. They will still enforce New York’s DWI law which has the nationally recognized DUI limit of 0.08 percent BAC.

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