If an individual is charged with a driving under the influence for the third time, he or she will be charged with a third-degree felony. A felony of this classification carries a potential prison sentence of between two to 10 years, and/or a fine of up to $10,000. Additional penalties could include, but are not limited to:
- Community service
- Mandatory Jail time if probation is granted
- DWI school
- Driver’s license suspension or revocation
- Mandatory attendance in drug or alcohol education courses
Aside from the penalties mentioned above, if an individual is convicted of a third DUI within five years of a previous driving while intoxicated offense, he or she will be required to have an ignition interlock device installed into his or her vehicle.