What will happen to those drivers who already had DUI violation record in the past, if he/she violated again? Will there be a severe punishment and more expensive penalties as a result? Here is a good example:
In the state of South Dakota, they defined the third DUI conviction as a Class 6 felony, resulting in a potential maximum sentence of two years in prison, a fine of up to $4,000 and revocation of a driver’s license for at least one year.
If anyone is convicted of a fourth DUI, then it will be a class 5 felony. This would be punishable by up to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine and revocation of a driver’s license for a minimum of two years.
And then, a fifth and subsequent DUI conviction is a Class 4 felony. He/she can be punished by a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, $20,000 in fines and revocation of a driver’s license for a minimum of three years.
So be careful when driving, especially for those who had previous records of DUI on the road, not to recommit the same misdemeanor again.