How Long Will My Driver's License Be Suspended For Under the Connecticut's Administrative Per Se Program?

You are legally intoxicated if your BAC is .08 or above. If you are under 21 years old, you are legally intoxicated if your BAC is .02 or above.

When a driver is arrested and charged with a DWI/DUI, the arrest report is sent to the DMV. When the DMV receives the report, they impose a suspension of licnese under CGS § 14-227b for a failure of blood, breath or urine tests, or for refusal to submit to the test. In most cases, the suspension will begin 30 days after the arrest date. The suspension period is 45 days. If you refuse to submit to an alcohol test, all license suspensions are also 45 days.

As a condition of restoration of your license after the suspension period is over, you will be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID) on each motor vehicle owned or operated by the individual who was charged. The length of time the IID must be installed on the vehicle(s) differs depending on age, if first, second or subsequent offense and if the driver refused to submit an alcohol test.

For drivers over 21 years old who had a BAC of .08 of higher, the IID must be installed in the vehicle(s) for:
First offense = 6 months
Second offense = 1 year
Third or subsequent offense = 2 years

For drivers under 21 years old who had a BAC of .02 or higher, the IID must be installed in the vehicle(s) for:
First offense = 1 year
Second offense = 2 years
Third or subsequent offense = 3 years

For drivers who refuse to submit to a breath, urine or blood alcohol test, the IID must be installed in the vehicle(s) for:
First offense = 1 year
Second offense = 2 years
Third or subsequent offense = 3 years

If your license is suspended, you have the right to request a hearing through the DMV.
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