Teen DUI and DWI Offenses Driving College Kids Straight

September 19, 2008 by Maricopa County Court  
Filed under DUI, Getting Out of Jail, Teen DUI

By Aaron R Klimchuk

Cindy is 19 years old. One afternoon, she has one beer with a couple friends, and then she drives her little sister to a friend’s house. Along the way, the police stop her because a tail light is out. Guess what? She’s arrested, taken to jail, and the car is impounded. Later, she’s convicted under her state’s new Zero Tolerance law, designed to discourage teens under 21, who are not legally allowed to drink, from drinking and driving. She loses her license for a year, she has to perform 40 hours of community service, and she has to attend a driver safety course for three months. And, because a minor was in the car with her, she has to spend several days in jail. Read more