Interviewer:  There are obviously some impacts on an individual’s driving status and ability to drive when they get a DUI. Can you kind of touch on the impacts that they’re looking at and what’s going to happen to their driver’s license?

Becky Cholewka:  Sure. There are the criminal side which we just talked about, and there’s also the administrative traffic side which we’ve talked about. For a minimum DUI, our laws have just changed as of January 1st of this year which is 2012, which is now six months for the lowest DUI for ignition interlock on your car.

It’s the device that you have to blow into to start your vehicle, and you have to continually do it when it buzzes at you.

There’s also restrictions on your driver’s license for 90 days, minimum. For the first 30 days you have no privileges at all, and then the next 60 days you actually can drive â€вЂ?â€вЂ? work privileges, so you can drive to and from work, and that’s about it.

You’re not only going to have a restricted driver’s license for a period of time, but you’re also going to have an ignition interlock on your car for at least six months.