Conviction – administrative / civil penalty (license suspension, use of IID)
- First conviction — driver’s license suspended for 90 days.
- Second conviction within 10 years — driver’s license suspended for one year. W.S. § 31-7-128.
- Third conviction within 10 years — driver’s license revoked for three years. W.S. § 31-7-127.
- For a second or subsequent conviction, an offender may operate only vehicles equipped with IID. W.S. § 31-5-233(f).
Conviction – criminal penalties (jail sentence, fines, community service)
- First conviction — misdemeanor; jail sentence up to six months; fine up to $750.
- Second conviction within 10 years — jail sentence of seven days to six months; fine of $200-$750.
- Third conviction within 10 years — jail sentence of 30 days to six months; fine of $750-$3,000.
- Fourth conviction within 10 years — felony; jail sentence of up to seven years; fine up to $10,000. W.S. § 31-5-233(e). Additional criminal penalties if a driver causes serious bodily injury to another person while committing a violation. W.S. § 31-5-233(h).
- Driver aged 18 or older committing a violation with a “child passenger” in the vehicle. W.S. § 31-5-233(m).
Evaluation and/or treatment required
- A person convicted of an offense must receive “a substance abuse assessment conducted by a certified substance abuse provider certified by the department of health . . . at or before sentencing.” W.S. § 31-5-233(e).
DUI Arrest Statistics and Wyoming Drunk Driving Statistics
|DUI Arrest Statistics||Data|
|Average number of people arrested annually for drunk driving||1,500,000|
* Sources: State Justice Department, Federal Highway Administration