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DUI - DWI - ODWI? :
Unlike DUI, DWI, or OWUI cases that involve alcohol, there is generally no per se or legal limit that is employed for persons accused of driving under the influence of prescription medication or illicit drugs (although this is not the case in Ohio[citation needed]). Instead, the key inquiry focuses on whether the driver's faculties were impaired by the substance that was consumed. The detection and successful prosecution of drivers impaired by prescription medication or illegal drugs can therefore be difficult.


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DUI & Driving Under The Influence:
United States DUI Stats :
All 50 states now have two statutory offenses[1]. The first is the traditional offense, variously called driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), driving while intoxicated/impaired (DWI) or operating while intoxicated/impaired (OWI). The second and more recent is the so-called illegal per se offense of driving with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% (previously 0.10%) or higher. The first offense requires proof of intoxication, although evidence of BAC is admissible as rebuttably presumptive evidence of that intoxication; the second requires only proof of BAC at the time of being in physical control of a motor vehicle. An accused may be convicted of both offenses, but may only be punished for one.

DUI Driving Drunk :
But the law was changed and changed again - strengthened, in fact, to be less tolerant of multiple convictions. But a provision that stipulated four convictions in five years was inadvertently left in. The high court indicated that it had little choice. It could not consider seven convictions in 15 years as constituting four in five years.

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DUI Conviction Penalty :
Juan, 31, of Birmingham, Alabama: First conviction, three years' formal probation, $2,323 fine, 20 days in jail, first-offender drinking-driver program, driver's license restricted.


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