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Going over statistics on teen drunk driving

There are many factors to consider when it comes to DUI charges, such as the existence of previous offenses and whether or not any victims were hurt in the accident. However, those who are charged with driving under the influence in North Carolina and are not 21 years old may have unique considerations. For example, they may lose their ability to drive to school or be unable to get to and from work. In many states, the legal limit for teenagers is much lower than it is for adults.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that among high-schoolers 16 and over, ten percent had driven under the influence of alcohol in the previous 30 days. Since 1991, the number of underage drunk drivers in the U.S. has declined. From 1991 to 2011, the percentage of high school teens who drove drunk fell by 54 percent. However, many young drivers continue to take to the road, some of whom are not even aware that the very small amount of alcohol they consumed could result in significant problems.

According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, there is a zero tolerance law for drivers who have not reach the age of 21. In fact, if a teenage driver is pulled over and has a blood alcohol content level of 0.01 or greater, they will face drunk driving charges. For teen drivers and their parents, it is important to understand the potential consequences of DUI charges and carefully go over all available options if a young driver is in this position.

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