Penalties for underage drinking can have a significant impact on the lives of young people in Washington. Parents and young people alike may wonder what Washington's Zero Tolerance Law is and what implications it presents for underage drivers.
The Zero Tolerance Law in Washington concerns underage drinking and driving. According to the law, drivers who are under 21 and have a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level of 0.02 to 0.07 may face losing their license for 90 days. The second time an underage driver measures a BAC of 0.02 to 0.07, the underage driver faces the loss of their license until they turn 21. Driving under the influence includes driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs as well.