2009 Regular Session


File Code: Vehicle Laws - Drunk Driving
Sponsored By:
Senators Mooney and Muse
Driving While Under the Influence of Alcohol or Impaired by a Controlled Dangerous Substance - First Offense - Minimum Sentence


Establishing a minimum penalty of 2 days imprisonment for a first violation of driving while under the influence of alcohol or driving while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance; requiring that the minimum penalty of imprisonment imposed under the Act include confinement on a Saturday and a Sunday; prohibiting a court from imposing a penalty less than the minimum penalty; and prohibiting a court from suspending any part of the minimum penalty.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Senate Rules
Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/25 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Alexander X. Mooney, District 3
Senator C. Anthony Muse, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans`; etc.
Drunk and Drugged Driving
Sentences -see also- Death Penalty

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 21-902 , 27-101 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered