Driving a car while intoxicated is a serious crime in the United States. A person does not have to be driving notoriously bad, crossing lanes or exceeding the speed limit for a DUI. Most of the arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol happen when a traffic officer stops someone for a minor traffic violation.
Many people who have suffered an arrest for driving with alcohol or intoxicated breath simply had not been aware of how few drinks can take your content blood alcohol above the legal limit.
For someone who has never been stopped, a DUI can be confusing and frightening. And despite a DUI is serious, who really have much to lose are those who suffer their second or third arrest.
The first is driving while intoxicated or driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving Under the Influence or Driving under the Influence (DUI), and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, or operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI).
- The consequences for driving while intoxicated are:
- Jail time
- Loss of driving privileges / license suspension
- Higher insurance premiums for your car
- Installing engine ignition device
- Leave a mark on your criminal record
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Receiving a DUI is serious. Is unlawful for any person to operate or be in control of a vehicle if under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
Receive a DUI Driver that:
Keep an alcohol content greater than the .05 and less than .08 blood.
Have a content greater than 0.00 alcohol and is less than 21 years, drive a commercial vehicle, or who has evidence against having consumed any drugs.
Has an alcoholic content of 0.00 but there is enough evidence that their ability to manage deteriorated by the consumption of drugs.
Some of the characteristics that an official may be taken as evidence of drug use are:
- Dilated pupils
- Slurred speech
- Red or watery eyes
- Imbalance or lack of coordination
- Dangerous driving and
- Overcoming problems sobriety tests
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
The charge of driving while intoxicated or DWI for its acronym (driving while intoxicated) is the most serious charges of driving impaired. To receive this position, a person must be in control of a vehicle while intoxicated. This means, which has alcohol content in the blood of 0.08 or higher.
Operating a vehicle while intoxicated
The operating a vehicle while intoxicated, or OWI, for its acronym in English (operating a vehicle while intoxicated) is for those who are caught operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In Washington, the OWI is the less serious offense of the three (DUI, DWI and OWI). Nevertheless, being charged with Operating a vehicle while intoxicated can bring heavy fines, license suspension and even jail time.