Minnesota Ranked Strictest State For DUI Laws in the United States

With the Labor Day Holiday coming up…I was looking for some info on “safe driving” practices and came across this survey.

It’s a survey by Siegfried & Jensen, a personal injury law firm in Utah. According to the rating system, Minnesota has the strictest DUI laws in the country.  South Dakota was identified with the most lenient laws and legislation.

Minnesota was found to have the highest percentage of repeat DUI offenders in the nation and Minnesotans who find themselves facing a second DUI charge will face some major penalties, including a maximum penalty of a year in jail and fines up to $3,000. As compared to other states in the nation, Minnesota also received the highest score when it comes to penalties for both jail time (4.9) and associated fines for a second DUI charge (2.9).

 

According to the rating system, the 10 U.S. with the strictest DUI laws are as follows:

 

State

Score (out of a total of 100)

Minnesota

76.7

Utah

69.4

Georgia

69.3

Delaware

64.7

Kansas

64.4

New York

64.3

Florida

63.4

New Jersey

62.4

Washington

62.1

Nebraska

61.6

 

On the other hand, South Dakota (20), Wyoming (25), New Mexico (35), North Dakota (37) and Maryland (39) were ranked as the five most lenient states.