deuce
A slang term originating in California for a drunk driving violation.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

deuce
n.
   slang term for a drunk driving conviction. The term originated in California, where the offense was once governed by Section 502 of the California Vehicle Code.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
, (said of cards or dice) /


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