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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Among respondents who reported driving while impaired, seatbelt use varied significantly by the type of state seatbelt law in effect; 76% of persons living in states with a primary seatbelt law (which allows police to stop drivers and ticket them solely because occupants are unbelted) reported always wearing a seatbelt, whereas 58% of their counterparts living in states with a secondary law (which only allows police to issue seat belt tickets if drivers were stopped from some other violation) or no seatbelt law (New Hampshire) reported always wearing a seatbelt.
As the penalty phase of the trial began on Monday, Jones, 39, took the stand and described a life marked by painful injuries, habitual alcoholism, drug addiction and repeated scrapes with the law - at least three other times for driving while impaired, as well as for drug possession, spousal abuse and solicitation of prostitution.
East Cleveland focused on reducing two specific auto driver behaviors that contribute to crashes, teen driving and driving while impaired.
In 1951, Parliament created an additional offence of driving while impaired by alcohol or a drug.

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