Individuals may face Wyoming DUI penalties if they drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater or are proven to have been impaired by drugs or alcohol while driving. As a per se state, Wyoming does not require that it be proven that someone was impaired if he or she has a BAC above the legal limit, but the person may still be charged with a DUI with a BAC lower than .08 if the officer has probable cause to believe he or she is impaired. A lower BAC threshold of .04 percent is imposed on commercial drivers, and people under the age of 21 may not have a BAC registering at or greater than .02 percent.
The state mandates that someone’s license should be suspended for a period of time that corresponds with the charges he or she faces. To reinstate their licenses, people must provide an SR-22 insurance form and pay fees to the DMV. In addition to standard Wyoming DUI penalties, individuals may face additional sentencing if they drove intoxicated with a child under the age of 16 in the vehicle or were responsible for bodily harm or death.
1st DUI Conviction Penalties
The first time individuals are convicted of a DUI in Wyoming, they will face jail time not exceeding six months, fines of no more than $750 or both. They will also have their license suspended for 90 days, but they may have their driving privileges restored by having an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle. If their BAC registered at or greater than .14 percent, they will be required to keep the interlock device for six months. It is important to note that if Wyoming residents refuse a chemical test, this option is not available to them.
2nd DUI Conviction Penalties
If someone is convicted of a DUI for the second time within a 10-year period, he or she will be required to serve at least seven days but no more than six months in jail. Individuals must also pay a fine ranging from $200 to $750. Their driver’s license will be suspended for one year, and they will not have the option of a probationary license, but they may be allowed to drive after having an ignition interlock device installed. If someone is given this option, the interlock device will be required for a year following conviction.
3rd DUI Conviction Penalties
A third DUI conviction within 10 years will mean spending between 30 days and six months in jail as well as being assessed a fine no greater than $3,000 but no less than $750. An individual’s license will be suspended for one year with no option of a probationary license, but driving privileges may be restored with the installation of an interlock device in their vehicle for two years.
4th DUI Conviction Penalties
A fourth DUI conviction in a 10-year period is considered a felony, and convicted individuals can be sentenced to as many as seven years in jail, a fine of no more than $10,000 or both. They may also face a lifetime license suspension; however, after five years, they may be able to drive again with an ignition interlock device installed in their car. The device must remain in the vehicle for the rest of the person’s life.