For the holiday season, the authorities increase the operations of the Saving Lives program or breathalyzer to drivers in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area.
In case you are stopped for a review, it is important know the alcohol limits and when a penalty applies.
Driving a vehicle under the influence of alcoholic beverages can be punished according to the level of alcohol in the blood, as established in article 186 of the Mobility and Transportation Law of Jalisco.
What is the limit of the breathalyzer?
The state of drunkenness that can be punished is at least 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, that is, 0.25 to 0.40 milligrams of alcohol per liter of exhaled air.
What are the Breathalyzer levels and penalties for driving while intoxicated?
If a person drives a motor vehicle and an amount greater than 50 to 80 milligrams of alcohol is detected per one hundred milliliters of blood or 0.25 to 0.40 milligrams of alcohol per liter of exhaled air, the fine is 150 to 200 UMA per day, which according to the value of 2021 (89.62 pesos), is 13,443 to 17 thousand 924 pesos. 81 to 130 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 0.41 to 0.65 milligrams of alcohol per liter of exhaled air, with administrative arrest unchangeable from 12 to 24 hours. An amount greater than 130 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or more than 0.65 milligrams of alcohol per liter of exhaled air, the penalty is administrative arrest unchangeable from 24 to 36 hours. In case of receiving a sanction, you must attend a course in terms of awareness, awareness and prevention of road accidents due to alcohol intake or the influx of narcotics, before the instance indicated by the Secretary of Security. In case of arrest, the driver will be transferred to the Urban Breathalyzer Retention Center (CURVE), in the unit of the Road Police or Municipal Traffic as appropriate. Also, if you secure the vehicle, it is sent by crane, charged to the driver, to an authorized warehouse.
Driver’s license cancellation
The driver’s license will be definitively canceled in case of surrender in driving with alcohol levels of 81 or more milligrams within a period of two years from the date you first engaged in one of these behaviors.
In addition, said person will be subjected to a social work investigation and drug and alcohol tests. The person who has been sanctioned in accordance with this paragraph, may only obtain a new license by satisfying the same requirements necessary for a new license, until two years have elapsed from the date of the corresponding cancellation.
The Saving Lives program in Jalisco started in 2013 with the aim of reducing injuries and deaths in road accidents, as well as material damage and road infrastructure.
The operations are implemented by the Police Station Road Police, belonging to the Secretary of State Security, it has been in existence for eight years.
According to data from the state government, since its inception and until November 7 of this year, they have been applied 4 million 747 thousand 119 tests in a breathalyzer, which allowed the detection of 39,512 men and 3,344 women who were driving after having drunk intoxicants.
In addition, 43 thousand 20 vehicles were insureds and sent to a vehicle depot. In addition, 21 thousand 875 pages were prepared for the same number of drivers for said administrative offense.