What are the different categories of DUI in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania has a three-tiered DUI/DWI system, broken out as General Impairment, High Rate and Highest Rate.
A General Impairment is when a driver’s BAC is between 0.08 and 0.10. A High Rate is charged when the driver’s BAC is between 0.10 and 0.159. The Highest Rate is charged when the driver’s BAC is over 0.160.
Should a driver refuse to take a sobriety test after being arrested, the DUI is charged as “General Impairment,” but the penalty is the same as for the Highest Rate DUI.