Drunk Driving

Driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), drunken driving, drink driving, drunk driving, operating under the influence, drinking and driving, or impaired driving is the crime of driving a motor vehicle with blood levels of alcohol in excess of a legal limit ("blood alcohol content", or "BAC"). Similar regulations cover driving or operating certain types of machinery while affected by drinking alcohol or taking other drugs, including, but not limited to prescription drugs. This is a criminal offense in most nations. Convictions do not necessarily involve actual driving of the vehicle.
Posts about Drunk Driving
  • Wrong Way Car Accidents – St. Louis Auto Injury Lawyer

    …, in case of most wrong way driving accidents, the driver almost immediately realizes the mistake. Such accidents are tragic and can be fatal. They are usually more severe, and often involve several vehicles and more impact damage. Wrong way drivers are responsible for about 3 percent of all crashes. 75 percent of all wrong way accidents…

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 12 readers -
  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    … This Labor Day is a no refusal weekend. Labor Day is a high-profile holiday—along with New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, July 4th, and Memorial Day— because many people travel to attend parties and events with family and friends that include alcoholic beverages on these days. Dozens of drivers are typically arrested for drunk driving on a high…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 15 readers -
  • Will I Be Punished More Severely for Drunk Driving If I Have a Prior DWI Conviction?

    … A drunk driving charge is not a minor matter. Texas law classifies a first-time DWI offense as a Class B misdemeanor. If convicted, this means a defendant faces a minimum jail term of 72 hours and a maximum fine of $2,000. However, if the defendant has already been convicted once before of drunk driving, the […] The post Will I Be Punished More Severely for Drunk Driving If I Have a Prior DWI Conviction? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

    Tad Nelson & Associates- 11 readers -
  • Additional Laws Which Apply to Truck Drivers

    … a commercial driver’s license (CDL), including when employees are tested. No commercial driver is exempt from drug and alcohol testing, and this includes full-time, part-time, back-up and intermittent drivers. As for the substances tested, examples include cocaine, marijuana, opiates, amphetamines, as well as phencyclidine. Testing usually occurs during…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • 5 Common Causes of Philadelphia Motorcycle Accidents

    … Thousands of people are injured in motorcycle accidents every year. Here are some of the more common causes of motorcycle accidents in the Philadelphia area. Distracted Driving Distracted drivers are less aware of their surroundings and often do not see motorcyclists until it is too late. While many of use tend to immediately think about…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 14 readers -
  • Texas Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

    …The sobering facts about drunk driving accidents in Texas. Texas unfortunately leads the nation when it comes to the number of fatal drunk driving accidents, with nearly 40 percent of all traffic fatalities being attributed to alcohol. DWI Accident Numbers in Texas Every year over 1,000 Texans lose their lives in drunk driving crashes…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 28 readers -
  • Texas Ranks #1… When It Comes to Bad Drivers

    … The categories that were used to rank each individual state included the following: Rate of fatalities for every 100,000,000 miles driven. Failure to obey motor vehicle laws (traffic signals, failing to wear seat belts, etc.). Drunk driving (percentage of fatal crashes that resulted because of alcohol use). Speeding (percentage of fatalities…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 23 readers -
  • St. Louis Auto Crash Attorney – Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

    … in prison and a $5,000 fine. For a person to be charged with voluntary vehicular manslaughter, it must be proved that: he/she was driving in either a severely negligent or reckless manner, and the reckless or negligent driving behavior caused a fatality The Cause of Fatal Car Accidents Many fatal car accidents are a result of driver negligence…

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 18 readers -
  • The Most Dangerous Times on the Road

    … of fatal crashes were alcohol related. In 2013, all fatal collisions were alcohol related and in 2012, 20 percent of deadly accidents were caused by drunk driving. Do You Have to Drive on New Year’s Eve? New Year’s Eve and day not any safer for driving than around Christmas time. In fact, it can be more dangerous as alcohol is a more common factor…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 17 readers -
  • How to Avoid Car Accidents at Christmas

    … their holiday ruined by being hurt in an auto accident, contact the experienced Chicago car accident lawyers of Staver Law Group at . We understand you expected something far different from this season. While we cannot recover your Christmas for you, we can help you seek financial compensation for your property damage and personal injuries. Avoiding…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 13 readers -
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