driving under the influence

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Driving under the influence. The act of operating a moving vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other neuropharmacolic agents

driving under the influence (of alcohol)

DUI, driving while intoxicated, DWI Public health The act of operating a moving vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. See Alcohol, Moving vehicle accident.
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Lt Colonel Awad Saleh Al Kindi, Editor-in-Chief of 999, said drink-driving is a serious offence and it not only endangers the life of the motorist concerned, but can also potentially harm the health and safety of other road users.
The number of accidents involving drink-driving fell to 8,050 last year, a drop of 6.
But hopefully the deaths will start to come down and that will be followed by a significant reduction in the number of arrests we have for drink-driving.
We're calling on motorists and passengers alike to be responsible and prevent drink-driving when they have any concerns about the driver being over the limit or otherwise unsafe.
Brake is calling on everyone to be vigilant about all forms of drink-driving and plan ahead to ensure they can get home safely.
Robert Lee, 54, of Church Field Way, Ingleby Barwick, was banned from driving for 16 months and fined pounds 175 with pounds 100 costs for drink-driving.
They said the UK had the third-highest level of drink-driving, behind Germany (16 per cent) and Slovenia (10 per cent).
Our Chief Constable gave a speech and warned about the dangers of drink-driving, but there's a hard core minority that will continue to put other people's lives at risk.
A DRINK-driving epidemic is sweeping Northern Ireland's country roads, a survey has claimed.
MORE than 1,000 people were stopped by police in a 24-hour blitz on drink-driving on Merseyside.
Police have powers to stop any motorist, and breathalyse them if they are suspected of drink-driving.
The Government must make it clear that drink-driving is not acceptable at any time.