DUI / DWI Laws in Your State

In all 50 states it’s a crime to drive while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or a combination of the two. The crime is commonly called “DUI” (driving under the influence), but many states use additional or alternative terms for drinking and driving. Among the terms are “DWI” (driving while intoxicated or impaired), “OUI” (operating under the influence), “OWI” (operating while intoxicated), and “DWAI” (driving while ability impaired). DUI laws and penalties vary by state. Below you’ll find important information about what counts as a DUI in your state and the penalties it can carry.  

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