driving while intoxicated
(DWI)
Category: Criminal Law
Category: DUI / DWI
Category: DUI / DWI & Traffic Tickets
Category: Criminal Law
Category: DUI / DWI & Traffic Tickets
Category: DUI / DWI

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


driving while intoxicated
v. The criminal law offense of operating a vehicle after having drunk an amount of alcohol sufficient to raise one's blood alcohol content above a legal limit, commonly referred to by the acronym DWI. Also known as driving under the influence (DUI), which, in some jurisdictions means that the driver had a lower level of intoxication than DWI, but was still impaired. In some jurisdictions, the term driving while impaired is used.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

driving while intoxicated
n.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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