How to get a DUI conviction on your record
The National News Feed will soon show a warning about “driving under the influence” or DUIs.
If you have been arrested, the police report will warn you to stop driving if your blood alcohol content is more than 0.08.
The National Police Chiefs Association (NPBA) says it’s part of a larger effort to combat the misuse of DUIs by law enforcement.
“It’s important for people to be aware that they’re going to be charged with DUIs if they drink and drive, regardless of what happened on the day,” said Nipah White, the NPBA’s executive director.
“The NPA does not condone any form of drunk driving, whether it’s a DUI, even if it’s for medical reasons, and we don’t condone driving under the effect of alcohol.”
White says that in some states, even those that do not have DUI laws, drivers can be charged and fined for DUIs even if they are sober.
The NPBA said it wants to help law enforcement officers better understand the dangers of driving under a legal limit, and to avoid a repeat of the 2009 fatal crash involving a man who had a blood alcohol level of 0.16.
White said the NPPA has already started educating officers about DUIs and DUI laws.
The warning is part of the NPMA’s ongoing efforts to educate law enforcement agencies about the dangers and consequences of drunk and drugged driving.
White says a number of states have adopted similar warning signs, and he’s hopeful that the NPTA will follow suit in the coming months.
White told CNN he’s confident the NPFA will eventually push for similar signs in all 50 states, though he’s unsure how much it would cost.
“We’re going through the legal process,” he said.
“And we have a number that we’re considering to implement, so it will certainly be in the near future.”