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How tough is Virginia on DUI?


policecar3With drunk driving causing nearly a third of all motor vehicle fatalities and with penalties for DUI varying widely by state, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Strictest and Most Lenient States on DUI.

To help drivers understand which states impose the harshest penalties on drunk drivers, WalletHub analyzed the enforcement rules in each of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 15 key metrics.

The data set ranges from minimum jail sentences to ignition interlock device requirements that drastically reduce repeat arrests of previously convicted drunk drivers.

DUI Penalty in Virginia (1=Strictest; 25=Avg.):

  • 3rd – Minimum Jail Time (1st offense)
  • 10th – Minimum Jail Time (2nd offense)
  • 5th – How Long Old DUI Factors into Penalties
  • 18th – Administrative License Suspension
  • 12th – Minimum Fine (1st offense)
  • 12th – Minimum Fine (2nd offense)
  • 12th – Average Insurance Rate Increase After DUI

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