Despite increased efforts across the nation to curb the problem, driving under the influence continues to be a major problem on the roadways. Serious injuries and even death occur every year across the New Haven area due to an intoxicated driver causing a drunk driving accident. Here is a brief overview of the DUI laws in Connecticut.
There are two main factors in the state’s DUI law. The first is a statute that prohibits any person from operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or with a blood alcohol content that is determined to be in an elevated state. The second aspect of this law is that of “implied consent,” that is, a motorist consents to testing for alcohol and drugs just by getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Those who refuse such tests can have their license suspended.