Utah Code Title 41. Motor Vehicles § 41-6a-503. Penalties for driving under the influence violations

(1) A person who violates for the first or second time Section 41-6a-502 is guilty of a:

(a) class B misdemeanor;  or

(b) class A misdemeanor if the person:

(i) has also inflicted bodily injury upon another as a proximate result of having operated the vehicle in a negligent manner;

(ii) had a passenger under 16 years of age in the vehicle at the time of the offense;  or

(iii) was 21 years of age or older and had a passenger under 18 years of age in the vehicle at the time of the offense.

(2) A person who violates Section 41-6a-502 is guilty of a third degree felony if:

(a) the person has also inflicted serious bodily injury upon another as a proximate result of having operated the vehicle in a negligent manner;

(b) the person has two or more prior convictions as defined in Subsection 41-6a-501(2), each of which is within 10 years of:

(i) the current conviction under Section 41-6a-502 ;  or

(ii) the commission of the offense upon which the current conviction is based;  or

(c) the conviction under Section 41-6a-502 is at any time after a conviction of:

(i) automobile homicide under Section 76-5-207 that is committed after July 1, 2001;

(ii) a felony violation of Section 41-6a-502 or a statute previously in effect in this state that would constitute a violation of Section 41-6a-502 that is committed after July 1, 2001;  or

(iii) any conviction described in Subsection (2)(c)(i) or (ii) which judgment of conviction is reduced under Section 76-3-402 .

(3) A person is guilty of a separate offense for each victim suffering bodily injury or serious bodily injury as a result of the person's violation of Section 41-6a-502 or death as a result of the person's violation of Section 76-5-207 whether or not the injuries arise from the same episode of driving.


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