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Drunk driving is defined as
the operating of a motor vehicle and having consumed
sufficient alcohol or drugs that would impair ones
motor skills and mental ability to operate such
vehicle safely. This is sometimes also known
as "drinking and driving" which involves the
consumption of alcoholic beverages while operating a
The legal term for drunk driving
is driving under the influence or DUI.
A lesser related criminal offense is
driving while impaired (DWI) which involves having a
lesser amount of alcohol in ones system while
operating a motor vehicle on public right of ways.
The term "motor vehicle" not only applies to
automobiles but can include boats, aircraft,
snowmobiles, ATV's and other such motorized
conveyances. By 2005 all states had passed
legislation making it a crime to drive with a blood
alcohol level (BAC) of 0.08 g/dL or higher.
According to the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, an estimated 1.4 million drivers were
arrested for a drunk driving DUI or DWI in 2004.
One out of every 139 licensed drivers faced arrest.
It should be noted that some arrests occur when the
vehicle is stopped but the driver is behind the
wheel with the keys in the ignition.
In 2005, according to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were
16,885 alcohol related traffic deaths. This
was a 0.2% decrease from the 2004 statistics and a
5% reduction from the 1995 figures. The NHTSA
estimates that approximately 39% of all 2005 fatal
accidents involved alcohol. Of the children
under 15 years of age killed in fatal accidents, 21%
where killed in accidents involving alcohol.
Of the pedestrians killed in traffic accidents, in
44% of those accidents either the driver or the
pedestrian had a BAC of 0.08 g/dL or higher.
And, in 52% of the alcohol related accidents
resulting death, the driver had a BAC of at least
double the legal limit.
Drunk Driving News
• Greenwich Man Arrested For Drunk Driving WTNH Connecticut News WTNH Connect...
Greenwich Free Press Greenwich man arrested for drunk driving WTNH Connecticut News WTNH Connecticut News press release On Saturday, June 25th Greenwich Police arrested 61 year old Michael Spizzirri for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police charge Greenwich man with drunk driving GreenwichTimeGreenwich Time all 4 news articles raquo
• 6 Cows Killed, Deputy Hurt In Suspected Drunk Driving Crash In South Texas M...
mySanAntonio.com 6 cows killed, deputy hurt in suspected drunk driving crash in South Texas mySanAntonio.com BISHOP, Texas AP Authorities say six cows were killed and a South Texas deputy was injured during a suspected drunk driving accident. KRIS TV reports http://bit.ly/2sFi5Jh an unidentified driver was traveling on a road around 1 a.m. Saturday and more raquo
• Sheriffaposs Office Releases Statistics On Drunk Drivingrelated Crashes Headi...
KPIC News Sheriff39s office releases statistics on drunk driving related crashes heading into holiday KPIC News In 2015, 10,265 people were killed in drunk driving related car crashes, accounting for nearly one third of all traffic fatalities, Douglas County Sheriff39s Office said. To put it into perspective, that39s one person killed every 51 minutes. It39s the and more raquo
• Drunk Driver Faces Slew Of Charges For Mowing Down Bicyclist After Pride: Pol...
New Yorkaposs PIX11 / WPIX TV Drunk driver faces slew of charges for mowing down bicyclist after Pride: police New Yorkaposs PIX11 / WPIX TV Raheem Addison, 28, of Brooklyn, faces charges of vehicular assault, driving while impaired and without a license. Police initially said he was believed to have a suspended license. Addison was allegedly partying at the Pride March Sunday before Cyclist Struck By Allegedly Drunk Driver Going The Wrong Way In MidtownGothamist Driver accused of going wrong way while drunk, hitting bicyclist in MidtownWABC TV Cyclist Seriously Hurt by Drunk Wrong Way Driver Fleeing Police, NYPD SaysDNAinfo all 19 news articles raquo
• Drunk Driving A Problem During The Fourth Of July Radio Iowa Radio Iowa
Drunk driving a problem during the Fourth of July Radio Iowa Radio Iowa Iowans who plan to celebrate the upcoming holiday with alcohol are being told to plan ahead. Patrick Hoye, chief of the Governor39s Traffic Safety Bureau, says and more raquo
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