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Officer testing for sobriety

Idaho law establishes the following penalties.

  • Those convicted of operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs may:
    • Receive a maximum fine of $1,000 and/or a sentence of six months in the county jail and …
    • Be required to attend and successfully complete a course on safe boating and …
    • Lose their privileges to operate a vessel for up to two years.
  • Any person causing great bodily harm, permanent disability, or permanent disfigurement to any person other than himself or herself while operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs is guilty of a felony and will:
    • Be sentenced to the State Board of Corrections for up to five years, with a minimum sentence of 30 days, and …
    • Be fined up to $5,000 and …
    • Have his or her privileges to operate a vessel suspended for a minimum of one year, not to exceed two years, after release from prison.