When someone is convicted of driving under the influence, the punishment is the same whether that person was determined to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
That’s according to Ask George, the DMV’s transportation column that address frequently asked questions posed by motorists.
“Driving while impaired under the influence of any substance is a violation of Vehicle Code 23152,” reported Ask George. “The punishment for either drunk driving or diving while using drugs would be the same since the same vehicle code has been violated.”
Learn more about what to expect after a person is arrested on suspicion of DUI online at www.DMV.ca.gov/dl/driversafety/dsalcohol.htm.
Some helpful links:
- Second offense penalties
- Conviction penalty within 10 years of DUI conviction
- DUI with child passenger