Alcohol-related incidents are increasing dramatically in Arizona. The time has come for Arizona legislators to take precautionary measures to avoid such incidents in the future. Last year, Arizona ranked sixth in the country for alcohol-related deaths. On September 19, 2007, the new DUI law, first targeted for violators of the DUI – "extreme", took effect in Arizona which was signed to become governor by Governor Janet Napolitano on May 18, 2007. One of the toughest DUI laws in Country.
New DUI Law:
According to the new law, if you have been convicted of a DUI with BAC of 0.08% or higher, you will be legally required to install the ignition lock in your vehicle. After installing the device in your car's ignition, you must provide a breath sample before each time you start your vehicle. If the device detects alcohol breathing, your car will not start. Even while driving, you are required to periodically present your breath sample to make sure you are sober. If you do not provide your breathing model or if your breathing sample exceeds the already programmed BAC of the radioactive interlock device, it warns you and records the event and starts the alarm until the ignition is turned off.
On the other hand, if you are arrested for a DUI with BAC of 0.20% or higher, you will be considered "very extreme" and you will have to spend 45 days in prison mandatory and the judge cannot suspend him.
Previously, the ignition interlock device was only intended for those convicted of extreme DUI or replication. But current law requires the interlock device for all DUI offenders. This new DUI law in Arizona is formed after when alcohol-related deaths in New Mexico fell to 12% on the enactment of the Interlock Ignition Act.
Arizona DUI law only gets tougher each year. Tougher DUI laws mean fighting DUI harder. Therefore, it is safe not to drive when he is drunk.