DUI penalties are severe here in Panama, even the “smell” of alcohol on your breath will provoke a fine. Roadside checks are common, especially during holiday weekends. If you fail a breathalyzer test with levels from 25 to 40 micrograms per deciliter, you will be penalized for driving with “”smell” of alcohol, With a level of 41 and above will be heavily penalized for confirmed drunkenness.
First time, $1,000 fine and loss of license for 1 year. Second offense $1,500 and 3 year suspended license. Your vehicle WILL be impounded for each event, perhaps permanently. Call Uber!