under the influence


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under the influence

n. one of many phrases for being drunk on alcoholic beverages or high on drugs or a combination of alcohol and drugs. Driving a vehicle when "under the influence" of alcohol or drugs is a crime, as is "public drunkenness." (See: driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated)

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However, there were four fewer people arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol this year in Los Angeles County than last year during a shorter enforcement period, according to the California Highway Patrol.
There were buildings in Pretoria designed under the influence of contemporary Brazilian architecture, for example the Meat Board building by Stauch & Partners (1952).
What we don't know is how many of these drivers and others were also under the influence of drugs," said Reno.