OUI/DUI/Drunk Driving Penalties

1st OFFENSE OUI

Incarceration in the House of Corrections: Not more than 2 ½ years House of Correction Fine: $500-$5,000

License Suspension: For 1 year, hardship license considered in 3 months for work or school and a general hardship in 6 months

Alternative 1st offense disposition:

  • Probation with a mandatory participation in the 24d alcohol-drug education program paid for by the offender
  • License suspended for 45 to 90 days, a hardship license is usually available upon completion of an intake for the 24d program.

2nd OFFENSE OUI

Incarceration in the House of Corrections: Not less than 60 days, not more than 2 ½ years
Fine: $600-$10,000

License Suspension: For 2 years, work/education hardship considered in 1 year, general hardship in 18 months

  • Condition of hardship license is the installation of an ignition interlock device for at least 2 years.

Alternative 2nd Offense disposition:

  • Probation with a14 day confined treatment program paid for by the offender.
  • Eligible for 1st offense disposition if have had only one prior offense that is over 10 years old

3rd OFFENSE OUI

Incarceration in the House of Corrections: Not less than 180 days, not more than 5 years State Prison

  • May be served in a correctional facility treatment programs

Fine: $1,000-$15,000

License Suspension: For 8 years, work/education hardship considered in 2 years, general hardship in 4 years

  • A condition of any hardship license is the installation of an ignition interlock device for at least the hardship period.

4th OFFENSE OUI

Incarceration in the House of Corrections: Not less than 2 years (1 year Minimum Mandatory), not more than 5 years
Fine: $1,500-$25,000

License Suspension: For 10 years, work/education hardship considered in 5 years, general hardship in 8 years

  • A condition of any hardship license is the installation of an ignition interlock device for at least the hardship period.

5th OFFENSE OUI

Incarceration in the House of Corrections: Not less than 2 ½ years (24 mos. Minimum Mandatory), not more than 5 years (Felony Status)
Fine: $2,00-$50,000
License Suspension: For life, no hardship
LICENSE REINSTATEMENT FEES

  • First Offense $500.00
  • Second Offense $700.00
  • Third Offense $1,200.00