driving under the influence

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driving under the influence (DUI)

n. commonly called "drunk driving," it refers to operating a motor vehicle while one's blood alcohol content is above the legal limit set by statute, which supposedly is the level at which a person cannot drive safely. State statutes vary as to what that level is, but it ranges from .08 to .10. Driving on private property such as a parking lot is no defense, but sitting in a non-moving vehicle without the ignition on probably is (sometimes resulting in a charge of "drunk in and about a vehicle"). This is a misdemeanor and is variously referred to as DUI, driving while intoxicated (DWI), drunk driving, or a "deuce".

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OAKRIDGE - The driver involved in the fatal car accident on Highway 58 near Oakridge last week has been arrested on charges including manslaughter and driving under the influence of intoxicants.
However, police said Butler was intoxicated, and he was cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants.
He remained hospitalized until Thursday, when state police arrested him and placed him in the Lane County Jail on a warrant charging him with violating his probation from a 2013 conviction for driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Parosa told the judge that Gates had been serving time in prison for driving under the influence of intoxicants in 2012 when he received a letter from Moody, whom he did not know at the time.
On Wednesday, police arrested Lindsay Marie Prentice, 25, on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless endangerment, as well as on the second-degree assault charge.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife employee who crashed a tanker truck carrying 11,000 juvenile Chinook salmon last week has been cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants, state police said Wednesday.
Blomquist was later cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants.
A man rescued Friday from a burning van northeast of Cottage Grove has been cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants, a Lane County sheriff's spokeswoman said Monday.
Sunday was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, police said Monday.
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