If convicted of a first DUI in Idaho, a driver faces both criminal penalties and administrative action. In practice, administrative action to suspend one’s license commences prior to criminal proceedings or conviction. Administrative Penalties These include:
Sobriety checkpoints are not authorized in Idaho (see 756 P.2d 1057 (Idaho 1988)). Sobriety checkpoints are random traffic stops, not tied to any specific suspicions. At one of these checkpoints, drivers are briefly questioned after which suspicious drivers are subject to field sobriety tests.