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New DUI Laws: Wrong Way Driving

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.