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The Act provides that youths convicted of driving with alcohol in their blood shall be confined at a camp, institution, or, if neither of those are available, a regional youth detention center, and the youth shall be segregated from youths convicted of other offenses. Youths under the age of twenty-one convicted of driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.02 grams to 0.07 grams shall be required to perform twenty hours of community service for a first offense and forty hours for a second. Adults and youths convicted of driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 grams or above shall serve a minimum of twenty-four hour jail term, but such offenders shall be segregated from inmates serving for other offenses. A youth may take a written test and obtain a drivers' permit at age fifteen. The permit requires that the holder be accompanied by a person age twenty-one or older while driving. If the permit holder is convicted of driving under the influence, fleeing, racing, hit and run or reckless driving, or any offense that would add four or more points to her driving record, her permit will be suspended for six months for a first offense and twelve months for a second offense. If the permit is not under suspension, the permit holder may take a driving test and obtain a Class D intermediate license at age sixteen. The holder of Class D license may not drive between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. and may not carry more than three unrelated passengers under the age of twenty-one in the vehicle. The holder of a Class D license will have his license suspended if he is suspended from school for threatening or hitting a teacher, selling or possessing drugs or alcohol, or carrying a weapon on campus. The license will also be suspended if the holder drops out of school. A regular license may be obtained at age eighteen, but only if the applicant has not been convicted of previously mentioned violations for twelve consecutive months. The plea of nolo contendre will be considered a conviction.

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