As you probably know, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to possess alcohol.  Given this, it is easy to understand that it is an additional offense for a person under 21 to have drunk any amount of alcohol and drive.  This offense is colloquially referred to as a “baby” DWI.

Baby DWIs are similar to traditional DWIs in that they are Class I misdemeanors.  They also mandate a one year forfeiture of driver’s license.  However, offenders are guilty of a baby DWI if they have a BAC of only .02 or above.  There is also a mandatory minimum punishment of $500 and 50 hours of community service. 


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