Arizona DUI Law Just Got Tougher, Wrong Way DUI

Arizona’s reckless and aggressive driving law and DUI law just got tougher for anyone driving the wrong way on a controlled access highway. Governor Doug Ducey signed HB 2243 into law on March 27, 2018, making it a felony crime under certain circumstances to drive the wrong way on a freeway or controlled access highway while impaired on drugs or alcohol. Here’s what to expect from the new legislation. Wrong way DUI driving – new Arizona aggravated felony New Civil Traffic Offense Even if unimpaired, driving the wrong way on a controlled access highway could result in being cited for a civil traffic offense. The punishment? A civil penalty of $500 and mandatory participation in a Traffic Safety School course. The new ARS § 28-694 reads as follows: ARS § 28-694. Wrong-way driving; civil penalty; traffic survival school; definition A person who drives the wrong way on a controlled access highway commits wrong‑way driving. A person who is…

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