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Driving Under the Influence

Driving Under the Influence

What is a DUI?

The full form of DUI is driving under the influence and can be simply defined as drunken driving or driving while intoxicated. DUI is a crime where the accuse is caught operating a motor vehicle while impaired and under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substance that also includes medications prescribed by physicians.

The Consequences of Driving Under the Influence
The consequences of driving under influence or DUI may vary from state to state. However, there is no denying the fact that these charges must be taken very seriously by the individual against whom the charges have been made. DUI may carry possible conviction as well as some long term consequences. These consequences may include:
• Revocation of driving license – The accuse may receive suspension or revocation of his/her driver’s license and these revocation are valid for 30 days from the date of issuance
• Penalties – in some cases accuse faces conviction after DUI arrest and that means the offender may end up creating an unwanted criminal record.
• Insurance – A DUI on your record might mean a significant rise in insurance premium.

5 Facts of DUI

• Impairment is classified not on the type of alcohol consumed but on the number of drinks consumed in a particular period of time
• Surveys show that a drunk driver drives around 80 times in a drunken state before his first arrest
• Around 27 people die every day in a drunk driving crash
• Every 90 seconds someone is injured due to a drunk driving incident
• Kids or teens who have been using alcohol from a very young age are more likely to be involved in an alcohol related crash in their lives
• Around 211 children were killed in DUI crashes in 2010 and 62% of these children were riding with an impaired driver

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