CHAPTER 569

PENALTIES FOR OPERATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICANTS

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21, DELAWARE CODE, ENTITLED "MOTOR VEHICLES" IN REGARD TO PENALTIES FOR OPERATION OF A VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR OR NARCOTICS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 4111 (a), Title 21, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 4111. Operation of vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or narcotics

(a) Whoever operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or of any drug shall be fined, for the first offense, not less than $200 nor more than $1,000, or imprisoned not less than 60 days nor more than 6 months, or both. For each subsequent like offense, he shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $2,000, and imprisoned not less than 60 days nor more than 18 months. A suspended sentence shall not be granted those convicted for a second offense under this section.

Approved February 29, 1956.