Utah Alcohol and Crime Briefs
H.B. 150 was passed and signed by the Governor on March 31, 2015. For felony DUI charges, it requires a court to impose an order requiring the person to obtain a screening and assessment for alcohol and substance abuse and treatment as appropriate. It also requires a court to order the installation of the ignition interlock system, at the person’s expense, for all motor vehicles registered to that person and all motor vehicles operated by that person if a person is convicted of a driving under the influence violation within 10 years of a prior conviction.
SB146 was forwarded to the governor for signature into law on 3/20/13. This bill authorizes judges to require continuous alcohol monitoring for high BAC offenders.
Utah passed a law requiring first DUI offenders to use ignition interlock devices.