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Wayne State College
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Student Center, Rm. 103
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787

Phone: 402.375.7321
Fax: 402.375.7058

 

 

AOD Information > Nebraska Legal Facts About Drinking

 

The Choice to Drink Alcohol is Up to You.


As a college student, your behavior directly affects how the community views all college students. The college has a strong working relationship with the Police Department. As a result, the police may notify college officials when they issue citations regarding loud, disorderly parties in Wayne neighborhoods. These citations often include, but are not limited to, citations for the following violations:

 

Procuring Alcohol for a Minor

  • 1st offense: $300 - $500 fine
  • Maximum one year in Jail and $1,000 fine

Selling Alcohol Without a License

  • 1st offense: $200 - $500 fine
  • Maximum three months in jail and $500 fine

Minor in Possession/Consumption

  • 1st offense: $175 fine
  • 2nd offense: $250 fine
  • 3rd offense: probation/alcohol evaluation or seven days in jail

Open Container

  • $50 fine
  • Other violations frequently cited at parties include: disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, public urination and fleeing an officer.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

 

First Drunk Driving Conviction

  • Jail – Minimum of 7 Days up to 60 Days
  • Fine – Up to $500
  • License Suspension – Up to 6 Months
    • License Suspension – 1 Year (If Blood Alcohol Level .15 or Above)
  • Alcohol Assessment / Alcohol Treatment - Possible

Second Drunk Driving Conviction

  • Jail – Minimum of 30 Days up to 90 Days
    • Jail – Minimum of 90 Days up to 1 Year (If Blood Alcohol Level .15 or above)
  • Fine – Up to $500
    • Fine – Up to $1,000 (If Blood Alcohol Level .15 or above)
  • License Suspension – 1 Year
    • License Suspension – From 1 to 15 Years (If Blood Alcohol Level .15 or above)
  • Vehicle Immobilization – From 5 Days to 8 Months
  • Vehicle Impoundment - Possible
  • Ignition Interlock Device - Possible
  • Alcohol Assessment / Alcohol Treatment - Possible

Third Drunk Driving Conviction

  • Jail – Minimum of 90 Days up to 1 Year
    • Jail – Minimum of 180 Days up to 5 Years (If Blood Alcohol Level .15 or above)
  • Fine – Up to $600
    • Fine – Up to $10,000 (If Blood Alcohol Level .15 or above)
  • License Suspension – From 2 to 15 Years
    • License Suspension – From 5 to 15 Years (If Blood Alcohol Level .15 or above)
  • Vehicle Immobilization – From 5 Days to 8 Months
  • Ignition Interlock Device - Possible
  • Alcohol Assessment / Alcohol Treatment – Possible

Reminder: The legal drinking age is 21 years of age. It is against the law to consume alcohol before you reach the age of 21!

 

For more information, come to the Counseling Center in Room 103 of the Student Center or call (402) 375-7321.

 

 

Related Links:

 

 — Alcohol 101

 — Alcoholics Anonymous

 — BAC Calculator

 — Drug Free Schools Act

 — Effective Abstinence

 — Recovery Medicine Wheel

 

 

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Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor

 

 

 

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