In the State of Nebraska it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 percent or above. The limit is .04 for commercial vehicles and .02 for drivers under the age of 21. There are harsher penalties and fines (sometimes double) for drivers that have a .15 percentage or above BAC.
If convicted of drunk driving you will have to pay for an alcohol assessment and could be ordered to attend an alcohol treatment program at your own expense. For your first DUI in the State of Nebraska you will receive a minimum of 7 days up to 60 days in jail. You will also receive a minimum mandatory 6 month license suspension a fine of up to $500.
A second DUI offense carries a minimum 30-day jail sentence and 1 year license suspension. Your vehicle will be immobilized at your expense for a period between days and 8 months. In lieu of the immobilization you may be allowed to have an ignition interlock device installed on the vehicle.
A third DUI offense carries a minimum jail sentence of between 90 days and 1 year, and license suspension for between 2 and 15 years. You will also be fined $600, and will face vehicle immobilization. Instead of the immobilization you may be allowed to have an ignition interlock device installed on the vehicle.
A fourth DUI offense carries a minimum jail sentence of between 6 months and 5 years and license suspension for a minimum of 15 years. You will also be fined between $1,000 and $10,000, and will face vehicle immobilization or you may be allowed to have an ignition interlock device installed on the vehicle.
A fifth DUI offense is a felony. You will face a jail sentence of between 1 and 15 years, and a 15-year license suspension. You will also be fined from 1,000 to $25,000, and will face vehicle immobilization. In lieu of the immobilization you may be allowed to have an ignition interlock device installed on the vehicle.
If this is not your first DUI offense or if you refused to take the chemical test, you may have a required no-drive period. No-drive periods are: None – First-time offenders who failed a chemical test; 45 days – Prior offenders who failed a chemical test; 90 days – All offenders who refused a chemical test.
Call the Department of Motor Vehicles at 402-471-3985 to find out whether you are eligible to apply for an Ignition Interlock Permit.
Once your verify your eligibility, call LifeSafer Ignition Interlock at 800-634-3077 to schedule your ignition interlock installation. Ask about discounts and special offers.
Apply for your IIP (Ignition Interlock Permit). All necessary paperwork and eligibility requirements must be submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles, Financial Responsibility Division in Lincoln.
Application requirements include: Nebraska residency Current certificate of LifeSafer installation Current driver license (to be surrendered) Reinstatement of any other open suspensions or revocations
Visit ClickDMV.ne.gov to learn more about application requirements and to download forms.