DC’s has new drunk driving laws starting August 1st. I wanted to simplify them a tad bit.

Driving Drunk is definitely not cool.

Effective August 1st.

First Offender: Penalty goes from a $300 fine and up to 90 days in jail to a $1,000 fine and up to 180 days in jail.

Add in a mandatory five days in jail, if you’re driving drunk with a child in the vehicle.

Repeat Offenders: Mandatory 10 days in jail.

Commercial Vehicle Drivers: The blood alcohol limit will be .04 percent and will be subject to a mandatory five days minimum in jail. In addition to any other penalty they receive.

Driver with a blood alcohol limit of .30 percent or higher faces at least 20 days in jail.