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  • As usual the Utah Highway Patrol will be ramping up their DUI patrols for the New Year’s weekend and Holiday.

    Also, the new DUI law of the 0.05% BAC will be going to effect on Sunday, December 30th. So the number of arrests will probably be going up.


    Utah New Years DUI 0.05% Attorney

    Here is what the Utah Highway Patrol had to say about the new 0.05% DUI law going into effect:

    The 2017 Utah Legislature passed HB155 “Driving Under the Influence and Public Safety Revisions.” The bill takes effect on December 30, 2018. The following information may be utilized to address inquiries about the new, lower BAC limit. Here are some frequently asked questions presented to our Department.

    Below you can download a PDF of the frequently asked questions presented to our Department by the public and stakeholders.

    More information:

    On December 30th, Utah law regulating a driver’s blood alcohol concentration will change. Instead of a .08 threshold, the new per se limit will be .05. As far as the Utah Highway Patrol is concerned, it will be business as usual and troopers will not change their behavior when evaluating a driver to determine if s/he is impaired. In this video, Colonel Rapich discusses the elements of DUI investigations.


    Utah Police are reminding everyone that there are several ways to prevent a DUI or Drug crash such as taking a taxi, Uber, Lyft, or asking a sober friend or family member to drive you home.

    Law enforcement officials are also reminding those that attend events to not let themselves drink too much and asking those people who are hosting parties to not over-serve anyone.

    If a friend or family member insists on driving home drunk officials are asking that you take their keys from them.

    Please do not get behind the wheel this New Year’s Eve!

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