By: Paula Lennon
Takeaway: Driving under the influence is a serious offense, but it isn’t as cut-and-dried as the law makes it sound.
Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a serious driving offense – and a criminal one. In some states, it is called driving while intoxicated (DWI), while in others it’s referred to as operating under the influence (OUI). In all states, if your blood/breath alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08% or higher your faculties are deemed to be impaired.