Traffic Updates

Traffic Advisory for the Week of September 28 - October 4

September 26, 2020

Road Safety Reminder for the Week

Driving Under the Influence
Driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances is responsible for at least half of the traffic deaths on Guam highways. The following are strictly enforced by the Guam Police Department:

Chapter 18 Safe Street Act

  1. Every person who, while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or controlled substances, who drives or is in actual physical control of any vehicle is guilty of a Misdemeanor.
  2. Any person who operates a motor vehicle on the public highways or roadways of Guam shall be deemed to have given consent to a blood, urine, or breath test for the purpose of determining the alcohol or controlled substance content of the person’s blood or urine.
  3. Refusal to submit to a blood, urine or breath test will result in the following:
    • The person must immediately surrender his or her driver’s license to the officer;
    • The officer will take custody of the license and will forward it to the Department of Revenue and Taxation, Motor Vehicle Division, along with the officer’s sworn statement affidavit or written declaration and;
    • The driver’s license will not be returned and driving privileges restored until the completion of all administrative and court proceedings have been ordered by the Director of Revenue and Taxation or the courts.
  4. Every person who is convicted of a violation shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 48 hours and not more than 1 year or a fine of not less than $1,000.00 and not more than $5,000.00 or by both. Such fine and imprisonment and the privilege of such person to operate a motor vehicle shall be suspended by the court for not less than 6 months.
  5. On a second or subsequent conviction within a period of 5 years, he shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 7 days and not more than 2 years and by a fine of not less than $2,000.00 and not more than $5,000.00. The privilege to operate a motor vehicle shall be suspended for 1 year.
  6. Any person convicted of a violation offense occurring within 5 years of 2 separate convictions of a violation or of 2 separate convictions of a prior offense shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, as defined in Section 18101(C). That person shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 90 days and not more than 5 years and by a fine of not less than $3,000.00 and not more than $5,000.00. The privilege to operate a motor vehicle shall be suspended for 2 years.
  7. Any person who drinks any alcoholic beverage or consumes a controlled substance while in a motor vehicle upon a highway shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
    Revised: 3/2004
    Ref. Implied Consent Law