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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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The Assistant Corps Marshal has directed all the Commanding Officers in the Zone to subject drivers to alcolysers and breathalyser tests to determine those driving under influence of alcohol and drugs.
He cited major contributors of the accidents as lack of respect for traffic rules by all road users, specifically drivers and motorcyclists, speeding, careless overtaking and driving under influence.
A Nevada woman suspected of driving under influence (DUI) was arrested after she drove down a highway the wrong way, allegedly danced atop her SUV and attempted to escape the scene on a child's scooter, according to reports Monday.
It targeted driving under influence of alcohol, crossing the red light, racing on public streets and driving in the traffic opposite direction.
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Drivers' faults included exceeding the speed limit, overtaking, driving under influence of alcohol or drugs and use of mobile phone while driving.
Stephens told officers he had been using Ecstasy and cocaine, but when he was breathalysed and drug tested it showed he had not been driving under influence.
0 Driving under influence reported 3.3% accede nts 4.6%deaths.
The sixth priority is HB 5 which amends the driving under influence law to provide for the instant 36-hour detention of offenders on top of other penalties provided for in the present law.
Anyone found guilty of driving under influence of alcohol, drugs, or any other banned subsistence will be banned for life, fined PS10,000 and have the vehicle crushed.
Connected vehicles have the potential to curb hazardous driving by a considerable amount -- intelligent speed adaptors and inhibitors and mechanisms to prevent driving under influence are just two applications that can have a significantly positive effect on driving standards.

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