New DUI Laws: Wrong Way Driving

December 19th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5912 was signed into law on July 18, 2013 and became effective on September 28, 2013.

 

Another new tougher DUI sentencing factor:

Wrong way driving on a multi lane highway with a speed limit of 45 mph or greater mustnow be considered an aggravating factor at DUI sentencing (along with child passengers under 16 and accidents).

An “aggravating factor” is a special circumstance in a DUI offense which the sentencing judge believes requires more severe punishment than usual.