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Community service has been used in most states in the U.S. since the early part of the 20th century. In the case of a DUI, performing a certain number of hours of community service may sometimes substitute for jail time, depending on the court's decision. Click here for information about signing up for community service
The numbers are staggering. So far this year in Harris County, 278 underage drivers have been charged with DWI. That means their blood alcohol was at or above a .08 and they're not even old enough to drink. CLICK HERE to read more drunk driving stories in Houston.
A Utah Jazz fan drinks a beer while watching a game at Legend Sports Grill in Salt Lake City last year. A new Utah law, which goes into effect Dec. 30, lowers the DUI blood alcohol threshold in the state from .08 to .05, a move that has been praised by traffic safety advocates and denounced by the restaurant and hospitality industry. CLICK HERE to continue reading.