Minor in Possession and/or Consumption
- No person under 21 shall possess, consume, obtain, purchase or attempt to obtain or purchase alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverages except as authorized by law.
- Fines up to $500
- Up to 40 hours community service
- 30 days up to a year suspended license.
It is unlawful to:
- Display or have in possession fictitious or altered driver’s license/state I.D.
- Lend any driver’s license/state I.D. to any other person
- Reproduce a driver’s license/state I.D.
- Not abiding by the law can result in fines up to $1,000 as well as one year in jail.
Zero Tolerance for Minors
- It is illegal to operate or attempt to operate a motor vehicle with a breath or blood alcohol content of .02 or above.
- Driving privileges suspended for up to one year.
Furnishing Alcohol to Minors
- Directly or indirectly, selling to, buying for, giving or furnishing any alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage to any minor is illegal.
- Fine of $200.
- Unlawfully hosting minors consuming alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverages at a person’s residence, land, building or rented room is illegal.
- Failing to abide by the law can result in fines up to $1,000 as well as one year in jail.
Preliminary Breath Test
A law enforcement officer may request a preliminary breath test if the officer has reasonable grounds to believe that person has been drinking alcohol.
DUI: First Offense
- Up to six months in jail.
- Community service.
- Driver’s license suspended up to one year, plus additional restricted driving
- Substance abuse treatment.
DUI With Child Under 14 Years of Age
The punishment for a person convicted of DUI while transporting a passenger under the age of 14 shall be increased by one month of imprisonment
- Convicted DUI offenders may be restricted to operating only those vehicles that are equipped with an ignition interlock device. To start the vehicle, the driver must blow into a handset that tests the driver’s breath for the presence of alcohol.
- An ignition interlock device will stop drunk driving. When alcohol is detected, the car won’t start.
- Driver is required to retest, as long as car is in motion.
State law mandates operating or attempting to operate a motor vehicle while impaired is a crime in Kansas. All offenses may result in impoundment or immobilization of a vehicle for up to one year.
Link: Kansas Safety Traffic Resources Office https://www.ktsro.org/focus-areas