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TITLE 18
CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
CHAPTER 80
MOTOR VEHICLES
 18-8004A. Penalties -- Persons under 21 with less than 0.08 alcohol concentration. (1) Any person found guilty of a violation of subsection (1)(d) of section 18-8004, Idaho Code, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; and, for a first offense:
(a)  Shall be fined an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000);
(b)  Shall have his driving privileges suspended by the court for a period of one (1) year, ninety (90) days of which shall not be reduced and during which period absolutely no driving privileges of any kind may be granted. After the period of absolute suspension of driving privileges has passed, the defendant may request restricted driving privileges which the court may allow, if the defendant shows by a preponderance of the evidence that driving privileges are necessary as deemed appropriate by the court;
(c)  Shall be advised by the court in writing at the time of sentencing of the penalties that will be imposed for any subsequent violation of the provisions of this section or any violation of section 18-8004, Idaho Code, which advice shall be signed by the defendant, and a copy retained by the court and another copy retained by the prosecuting attorney;
(d)  Shall be required to undergo an alcohol evaluation and otherwise comply with the requirements of section 18-8005(11) and (14), Idaho Code, as ordered by the court.
(2)  Any person who pleads guilty to or is found guilty of a violation of the provisions of subsection (1)(d) of section 18-8004, Idaho Code, who previously has been found guilty of or has pled guilty to a violation of the provisions of section 18-8004(1)(a), (b), (c) or (d), Idaho Code, or any substantially conforming foreign criminal violation, as defined in section 18-8005(10), Idaho Code, notwithstanding the form of the judgment or withheld judgment, is guilty of a misdemeanor; and:
(a)  Shall be sentenced to jail for a mandatory minimum period of five (5) days, as required by 23 U.S.C. section 164, not to exceed thirty (30) days;
(b)  Shall be fined an amount of not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than two thousand dollars ($2,000);
(c)  Shall have his driving privileges suspended by the court for a period not to exceed two (2) years, one (1) year of which shall be absolute and shall not be reduced and during which period absolutely no driving privileges of any kind may be granted;
(d)  Shall, while operating a motor vehicle, be required to drive only a motor vehicle equipped with a functioning ignition interlock system, as provided in section 18-8008, Idaho Code, following the mandatory one (1) year license suspension period;
(e)  Shall be advised by the court in writing at the time of sentencing of the penalties that will be imposed for subsequent violations of the provisions of this section or section 18-8004, Idaho Code, which advice shall be signed by the defendant, and a copy retained by the court and another copy retained by the prosecuting attorney; and
(f)  Shall undergo an alcohol evaluation and comply with the other requirements of subsections (11) and (14) of section 18-8005, Idaho Code.
(3)  Any person who pleads guilty to or is found guilty of a violation of the provisions of subsection (1)(d) of section 18-8004, Idaho Code, who previously has been found guilty of or has pled guilty to two (2) or more violations of the provisions of section 18-8004(1)(a), (b), (c) or (d), Idaho Code, or any substantially conforming foreign criminal violation, within five (5) years, notwithstanding the form of the judgment or withheld judgment, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; and:
(a)  Shall be sentenced to jail for a mandatory minimum period of ten (10) days, as required by 23 U.S.C. section 164, not to exceed six (6) months;
(b)  Shall be fined an amount of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) nor more than two thousand dollars ($2,000);
(c)  Shall surrender his driver's license or permit to the court;
(d)  Shall have his driving privileges suspended by the court for a mandatory minimum period of one (1) year, during which period absolutely no driving privileges of any kind may be granted, or until such person reaches the age of twenty-one (21) years, whichever is greater;
(e)  Shall, while operating a motor vehicle, be required to drive only a motor vehicle equipped with a functioning ignition interlock system, as provided in section 18-8008, Idaho Code, following the mandatory one (1) year license suspension period; and
(f)  Shall undergo an alcohol evaluation and comply with all other requirements imposed by the court pursuant to section 18-8005(11) and (14), Idaho Code.
(4)  All provisions of section 18-8005, Idaho Code, not otherwise in conflict with or provided for in this section shall apply to any sentencing imposed under the provisions of this section.
(5)  A person violating the provisions of section 18-8004(1)(d), Idaho Code, may be prosecuted under title 20, Idaho Code.
(6)  Any person whose driving privileges are suspended, revoked, canceled or disqualified under the provisions of this chapter shall not be granted privileges to operate a commercial motor vehicle during the period of suspension, revocation, cancellation or disqualification.

History:
[18-8004A, added 1994, ch. 422, sec. 2, p. 1324; am. 1997, ch. 158, sec. 2, p. 459; am. 1999, ch. 246, sec. 1, p. 633; am. 2000, ch. 247, sec. 1, p. 693; am. 2002, ch. 335, sec. 1, p. 950; am. 2005, ch. 352, sec. 2, p. 1090; am. 2009, ch. 184, sec. 3, p. 593.]

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