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
    • Is There A Difference Between DWI and DUI in Georgia?

      The terms DWI and DUI can be confusing and can mean different things in different states. DUI stands for driving under the influence. DWI stands for driving while intoxicated. While some states differentiate, there is not a difference between DWI and DUI in Georgia. DUI typically refers a driver who is operating a vehicle after consuming drugs or alcohol. Even prescription drugs can qualify.

      Michael West/ Law Office of Michael West- 11 readers -
  • Georgia Deputy is Involved in DUI Crash in Dundee

    … Dundee crashed into the patrol car, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. The young driver is accused of fleeing the scene but was located nearby. DUI crash in Dundee – suspect hit a deputy Police said he was arrested for DUI and failure to give information at a crash. His BAC was reported to be 0.121. Drunk driving remains a major…

    Michael West/ Law Office of Michael West- 11 readers -
  • Watch out for Drunk Drivers Near Philly College Campuses

    … Philadelphia is jam-packed with colleges and universities—which is part of what makes Philly uniquely Philly. College students and good sense, however, don’t always go hand-in-hand. When you find yourself near one of our fine city’s beautiful campuses, it is always wise to beware of drunk drivers. College Campuses and Drinking It should come…

    Gabriel Levin/ levininjuryfirm.com- 9 readers -
  • Passenger Vehicle Safety Trends – St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer

    … at least one fatality and 23 percent of all passenger car rollover car crashes caused at least one death. In 2015, 11,070,000 vehicles were involved in traffic accidents in which the police were called. 96 percent of those were passenger vehicles. In head on collisions involving light trucks, an occupant of a passenger car was 3 times more…

    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…

    Tad Nelson & Associates- 14 readers -
  • 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…

    Tad Nelson & Associates- 13 readers -
  • 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- 17 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 -
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