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The different names of charges for drunk driving in different areas causes many people confusion. You may have seen various different acronyms such as:
• DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
• DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)
• OUI (Operating Under the Influence)
• DUII (Driving Under the Influence of an Intoxicant)
As you can see, these acronyms (as well as many others) are more or less synonymous. So, don't be confused over names and, don't be confused over consequences—whatever they're called, these charges are serious.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|