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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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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.
The police also carried out alcohol tests, to make sure they were not driving under influence.
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.
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.
Road accidents caused by drunk driving, driving under influence of drugs or driving while intoxicated will be punished up to 8-10 years in prison and lifetime driving ban.
Bieber was booked for alleged driving under influence, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license but was freed after posting a 2,500 dollars bond.
Bieber, 19, was charged with driving under influence, resisting arrest and using an expired license after police say they caught him allegedly drag racing on Jan.
As well as the four big killers it also aims to punish those driving under influence of drugs, failing to wear safety helmets, illegally using an emergency lane and illegally using a mobile phone while driving.
TOUGH PENALTY FOR DRIVING UNDER INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

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