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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The penalties for this offence were lower than for driving while intoxicated.
Stokes, who said he had had only two drinks, was found guilty of driving while under the influence but not guilty of the more serious charge of driving while intoxicated. Exhibiting what might be considered a strong case of denial, he castigated the media for its "rush to judgment" in reporting the incident.
Officers conducted a field sobriety test on the two and then charged them with driving while intoxicated.
It also seeks to set penalties of up to three years behind bars or a fine of a maximum 500,000 yen for driving while intoxicated, up from the current maximum of one year in prison or maximum fine of 300,000 yen.
"Conscientious, law abiding citizens will never consider driving while intoxicated. We are appealing to law-abiding citizens to play a more active role against those that do."
According to court records, he had been convicted numerous times for selling cocaine and driving while intoxicated.
A California man arrested for driving while intoxicated faces murder charges because the woman he struck, a Jehovah's Witness, died at the hospital after she refused a blood transfusion.
legal limits for "driving while intoxicated," since the study involved relatively small alcohol doses.
Three alcohol-related traffic risk behaviours were examined: riding with a driver who was under the influence of alcohol (RWID), driving after drinking any alcohol (DAD), and driving while intoxicated (DWI).
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