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The Zero Tolerance Law

If you are under 21 years of age, Maine has a special law for you.  If you are found operating, or attempting to operate, a motor vehicle with any measurable amount of alcohol in your body, you will lose your license for one year.  If you refuse a test, you will lose your license for at least 18 months.  If you have a passenger under 21 years of age, an additional 180 day suspension will be imposed.

Drivers under 21 with a BAC of .08% or more can be prosecuted for the criminal offense of OUI, but the license suspension must be for one year.

For more information please visit http://www.maine.gov/dps/bhs/impaired-driving/laws.html