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Appendix A
Motor Vehicle Statutes That Address Child Endangerment

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DC Code § 50-2201.05 (2006)
Fleeing from scene of accident; driving under the influence of liquor or drugs

  1. (1) No individual shall, when the individual's blood contains .08% or more, by weight, of alcohol (or when .38 micrograms or more of alcohol are contained in 1 milliliter of his breath, consisting of substantially alveolar air), or the individual's urine contains .10% or more, by weight, of alcohol, or under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug or any combination thereof, operate or be in physical control of any vehicle in the District. No individual under 21 years of age shall, when the individual's blood, breath, or urine contains any measurable amount of alcohol, operate or be in physical control of any vehicle in the District. Any individual violating any provision of this paragraph, upon conviction for the first offense, unless the individual has previously been convicted for a violation of paragraph (2) of this subsection, shall be fined $ 300 and may be imprisoned for not more than 90 days. In addition, if the individual's blood contains at least .20%, but not more than .25%, by weight, of alcohol, the individual shall be imprisoned for an additional mandatory minimum period of 5 days, or if the level is more than .25%, by weight, of alcohol, for an additional mandatory minimum period of 10 days. The additional mandatory minimum period shall not be suspended by the court. . . .

    (D) In addition to the penalties otherwise authorized by this section, any individual convicted for a violation of paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection while transporting an individual 17 years of age or younger shall be fined an additional minimum of $ 500 and not more than $ 1000 and sentenced to perform 48 hours of community service benefiting children or, for a subsequent offense, 80 hours of community service in such program.

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