A new law has been in effect for about a week, any person caught with a blood alcohol level between 0.05 and 0.08 and driving, will get their licence suspended for 3 days. Before this law was in effect, your licence would only be suspended for 12 hours, no matter how many times you were caught. However, now, if caught a second time, the licence will be suspended for 7 days and the driver will have to go to an alcohol awareness program. If caught a 3rd time, the licence will be suspended for 30 days. The driver will also have to attend a remedial alcohol treatment program. Finally!
Another law, supposedly coming into effect in the summer of 2010, will set a blood alcohol limit of ZERO on drivers aged 21 and younger.
I fully support these new laws. People who drive with a DROP of alcohol in their systems are dumbasses. We hear of teens dying in car accidents, all because they had some beer earlier. If people want to be idiots and drink and drive, fine. But don't come crying to me when you get in trouble, or worse.