Uber and Lyft drivers: did you know there is a law change effective this weekend? Effective at midnight on New Years day, Assembly Bill 2687 goes into effect. While it is currently unlawful for standard California drivers to drive with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08% or greater, the law for “passenger for hire” vehicles such as Uber and Lyft will change to allow a limit of 0.04% or greater. For example, if you are caught with a 0.06% blood alcohol level while working as an Uber or Lyft driver, you can be arrested for DUI, whereas if you were off work and driving for personal reasons you would be released. With that said, there are many ambiguities in the law. If you do get caught, be sure to call our office so you receive a premier defense to your case.
As with any DUI arrest, you do have many defenses, but Uber and Lyft drivers should be aware of the new law.