driving while intoxicated


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Related to driving while intoxicated: Driving under the influence
Driving under the influence. The act of operating a moving vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other neuropharmacolic agents

driving while intoxicated

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DWI

A crime defined as the operation of a motor vehicle after the use of any substance, including alcohol or illicit drugs, that may impair one's judgment, cognition, coordination, reflexes, or ability to react appropriately in traffic. Most states rely on a standard test that includes both observable impairment in motor function, speech, and balance and an elevated blood alcohol level or a positive screening test for other intoxicants. Also called driving under the influence.
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I did not humiliate myself at parties, did not get arrested for driving while intoxicated, did not jump into the Tidal Basin with a stripper or make love to my wife--or anyone else's wife--on the steps of Congress.
Tipsy Tow provides motorists with a safe ride home for themselves and their vehicles instead of driving while intoxicated.
They were able to prove Rodriguez knew the dangers of driving while intoxicated and chose to do it anyway, knowing it could kill someone else.
These devices are mandated by many states requiring convicted individuals guilty of driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses to have an ignition interlock device installed prior to the operation of their vehicle.
The new facility, designed for inmates convicted of driving while intoxicated, is expected to begin operations in the fourth quarter of 1995.
The signs are intended to remind people of the hazards of driving while intoxicated and ``hopefully to prevent them from doing so,'' Caltrans District 7 Chief Deputy District Director Douglas R.
BORON - A truck driver is facing eight years in prison after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated and causing a 1999 crash on Highway 58 that killed a Redlands family and a Nevada couple.
Bradley's problems began in December 1997 when he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated near his Ojai home.
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