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Glossary of terms:

OWI is Operating While Intoxicated

OWPD is Operating with any Presence of Drugs -Schedule one or cocaine

OWVI is Operating while Visibly Impaired

Super drunk is a first offense of drunk driving with Blood Alcohol level at .17 or above

MIP is Minor in Possession; a misdemeanor which means a minor child could lose their financial aid for college or could be on probation for extended amount of time.

First offense punishments:

OWI and OWPD = Misdemeanor $100-$500 fine and up to 93 days in jail, up to 360 hours of community service, license suspended 30 days then restricted for 150 days and the possibility of vehicle immobilization and ignition interlock. The offender will get 6 points and $1,000 driver responsibility fees each year to the Secretary of State for 2 years for OWI and $500 for two years for OWPD.

OWVI = Misdemeanor up to $300 fine with the same 93 days and community service as above. This includes a restricted license for 90 days (180 if impaired by a drug) and 4 points. Also, possible vehicle immobilization and a fine of $500 for two years to Secretary of State.

MIP = This misdemeanor carries a punishment for the first violation by a fine of not more than $100.00 may be imposed. A court may order a minor under this subdivision to participate in substance abuse prevention services or substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation services, and may order that minor to perform community service and to undergo substance abuse screening and assessment at his or her own expense as described in subsection.

Additional offenses:

OWI, OWPD, OWVI =Second offense in 7 years has increased fines and penalties including some mandatory jail time and a suspended license for one year.

OWI, OWPD, OWVI =Third offense in 10 years is a felony offense of possible imprisonment for up to 5 years.

MIP = For a second violation imprisonment for not more than 30 days but only if the court finds that the minor violated an order of probation, failed to successfully complete any treatment, screening, or community service ordered by the court, or failed to pay any fine for that conviction or juvenile adjudication, by a fine of not more than $200.00, or both. A court may order a minor to participate in substance abuse prevention services or substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation services, and designated by the administrator of the office of substance abuse services, to perform community service, and to undergo substance abuse screening and assessment at his or her own expense.

For a third or subsequent violation by imprisonment for not more than 60 days but only if the court finds that the minor violated an order of probation, failed to successfully complete any treatment, screening, or community service ordered by the court, or failed to pay any fine for that conviction or juvenile adjudication, by a fine of not more than $500.00, or both. A court may order a minor to participate in substance abuse prevention services or substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation services, and designated by the administrator of the office of substance abuse services, to perform community service, and to undergo substance abuse screening and assessment at his or her own expense.

Minors are not in violation of the statute if they voluntarily go to a health facility or agency for treatment or they accompany an individual who meets both of the following criteria: Has consumed alcoholic liquor and voluntarily goes to a health facility or agency for treatment or for observation including, but not limited to, medical examination and treatment. In addition, a minor who initiates contact with a peace officer or emergency medical services personnel for the purpose of obtaining medical assistance for a legitimate health care concern is not liable under the law.