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
  • Passenger Vehicle Safety Trends – St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer

    …. Fatalities in van accidents increased 11 percent, in SUV accidents 4 percent, and in light truck accidents 3 percent. In 2015, rollover crashes were deadly. 49 percent of all SUV rollover crashes resulted in fatalities. 43 percent of rollover crashes involving pickup trucks caused at least one fatality, 28 percent of those involving vans caused…

    St. Louis Car Accident Attorney- 20 readers -
  • Can a DWI Accident Send Me to Prison for Life?

    … The worst case scenario for any Texas driver is getting into a DWI accident. This is not a situation where you can simply exchange insurance information with the other driver and be on your way. If the police suspect that your intoxication caused an accident–especially one that resulted in personal injury or property damage–you are […] The post Can a DWI Accident Send Me to Prison for Life? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • 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 Are the Penalties in Texas for Driving With a BAC of 0.15 Percent?

    … It is common knowledge that the legal blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for drunk driving in Texas is 0.08 percent. BAC varies depending on a person’s weight, metabolism, and the type of alcohol consumed. But just to give you a rough idea, a 160-pound man will likely be at or over 0.08 percent BAC after 3 […] The post What Are the Penalties…

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  • What You Need to Know About “No Refusal” This Labor Day

    …” is – don’t drive while intoxicated. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t take any controlled substance or illegal substance and get behind the wheel this Labor Day weekend. More states are choosing to enact no refusal DWI enforcement policies, so it’s essential for motorists to learn how the law views those who just say no to a police officer’s request to submit…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 16 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. …

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  • Additional Laws Which Apply to Truck Drivers

    …. In 1991, Congress passed the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act, which requires drug and alcohol testing for all safety-sensitive transportation employees in an effort to reduce the number of drunk driving accidents caused by truckers. The FMCSA sets rules and regulations for employees who drive commercial trucks and buses that require…

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

    … Tending to children Drunk Driving Despite public education campaigns aimed at educating people about the dangers of drunk driving and harsh penalties for even first-time offenders, people continue to drive drunk on a daily basis in the Philadelphia area. Drunk drivers pose a significant safety risk to motorcyclists as alcohol intoxication can…

    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- 29 readers -
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