Connecticut law distinguishes when it comes in the age of an operator who was stopped and charged with operating under the influence. For an adult, the legal limit or BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) is 0.08. Below that, there are no sanctions. However, if you’re a minor, meaning someone who’s less than 21 years of age, there’s essentially a zero tolerance policy. So even one drink which, by no means, would place you under the influence as we understand it. Even one drink would register and in that case, you would be subject to the charge of operating under the influence. So if you’re under age 21 and if you have even one drink, you’re likely to be charged and treated as a first time offender.
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