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Tough On DUI? Hawaii Ranks 26th
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Strictest And Most Lenient States On DUI

From WalletHub, August 10, 2017

Drunk driving takes a terrible toll on the United States – one measured not only in dollars, but also far more importantly, in lives lost. It was to blame for 29% of motor vehicle fatalities in 2015, according to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It claims roughly 10,000 lives per year. And it costs Americans more than $44 billion annually.

There is good news, though. Drunk-driving fatalities dropped by 57% from 1982 to 2014, according to the NHTSA, as states have cracked down on the practice. As a result, motor vehicle crashes are no longer among America’s top 10 causes of death.

But which states are taking the most aggressive stance toward “driving under the influence” (DUI) and “driving while intoxicated” (DWI)? To find out, WalletHub compared the drunk driving penalties in all 50 states and D.C. You can find a complete breakdown below.

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  • Rank 26th
  • Score 41.82%
  • Criminal Penalties Rank 35th
  • Prevention Rank 9th

Hawaii Details

  • 2 days -- Min. Jail Time (1st conviction)
  • 5 days -- Min. Jail Time (2nd conviction)
  • Fourth Offense -- DUI Is Automatic Felony
  • 5 years -- How Long Old DUI Factors Into Penalties
  • 90 days --  Administrative License Suspension
  • No -- Vehicle Impound
  • 1st conviction / BAC .08 -- Ignition Interlock Mandatory
  • 12 months -- Ignition Interlock Mandatory Period
  • above 0.15 BAC -- Additional Penalties for High BAC
  • Yes -- Mandatory Alcohol Assessment
  • $150 -- Min. Fine (1st conviction)
  • $500 -- Min. Fine (2nd conviction)
  • No -- “No-Refusal” Sobriety Testing
  • 62% -- Average Insurance Rate Increase After DUI
  • Yes -- Child Endangerment Protection
  • Yes -- Sobriety Checkpoints
  • Yes -- Other Penalties
  • 41.82% -- Total Score (See Methodology)

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