Title 41 Chapter 6a Section 503

Motor Vehicles
Traffic Code
Section 503
Penalties for driving under the influence violations.

            

41-6a-503.   Penalties for driving under the influence violations.

            (1) A person who violates for the first or second time Section 41-6a-502 is guilty of a:

            (a) class B misdemeanor; or

            (b) class A misdemeanor if the person:

            (i) has also inflicted bodily injury upon another as a proximate result of having operated the vehicle in a negligent manner;

            (ii) had a passenger under 16 years of age in the vehicle at the time of the offense; or

            (iii) was 21 years of age or older and had a passenger under 18 years of age in the vehicle at the time of the offense.

            (2) A person who violates Section 41-6a-502 is guilty of a third degree felony if:

            (a) the person has also inflicted serious bodily injury upon another as a proximate result of having operated the vehicle in a negligent manner;

            (b) the person has two or more prior convictions as defined in Subsection 41-6a-501(2), each of which is within 10 years of:

            (i) the current conviction under Section 41-6a-502; or

            (ii) the commission of the offense upon which the current conviction is based; or

            (c) the conviction under Section 41-6a-502 is at any time after a conviction of:

            (i) automobile homicide under Section 76-5-207 that is committed after July 1, 2001;

            (ii) a felony violation of Section 41-6a-502 or a statute previously in effect in this state that would constitute a violation of Section 41-6a-502 that is committed after July 1, 2001; or

            (iii) any conviction described in Subsection (2)(c)(i) or (ii) which judgment of conviction is reduced under Section 76-3-402.

            (3) A person is guilty of a separate offense for each victim suffering bodily injury or serious bodily injury as a result of the person's violation of Section 41-6a-502 or death as a result of the person's violation of Section 76-5-207 whether or not the injuries arise from the same episode of driving.


Amended by Chapter 214, 2009 General Session