The following is a definition of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs:-
The legal limit of blood alcohol content when driving in California
By California DUI laws, it is illegal for any person to operate:
- A motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.08% or higher.
- Any vehicle requiring a commercial driver license (with or without a commercial driver license issued to the driver), with a BAC of 0.04% or higher.
- A motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.01% or higher, if the person is under age 21.
- A motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.01% or higher at any age if the person is on DUI probation.
Can I be under the limit and still get a DUI?
Yes, you can be under the legal limit for blood alcohol content and still get charged with a DUI if, in the opinion of the arresting officer, your driving ability was impaired by your consumption of alcohol or drugs. This is an ‘opinion’ crime. Read more about being under the limit and still getting a DUI.
- (DMV) California Driver Handbook – Alcohol and Drugs
- Can I be under the limit and still get a DUI?
- VC 23152(a)