• Driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI). DWIs are issued to those who are driving with above the legal limit of alcohol in their system. DUIs are issued when a driver is driving while on drugs that impair their ability to operate the vehicle safely. The drugs can be illegal narcotics, over the counter medication, or prescribed medication (the drugs don't have to be illegal for a DUI to be issued). This applies to jurisdictions where there is a difference stated between the 2 of course.
  • Actually the difference between DWI and DUI is also different between different states, and different between the state and the federal goverment. For some states (examples, Virginia and New Jersey) there is no difference between the two terms - they both mean drunk driving. In Minnesota on the other hand, there is technically no such thing as DUI (they use the term DWI - driving while impaired - instead). The distinction for the federal government is drawn based on severity. A DWI is issued when the blood alcohol content (BAC) is over the 0.08 limit, whereas a DUI is a less severe term, given when a persons BAC is under 0.08.
  • Dui and dwi are the same. local police normally use the driving under the influence wording and the state uses the driving while intoxicated. its always been that way. i really do not know why. the statue reads the same, no matter whats in the affidavit on the warrant.
  • None. Their usage depends on what section of the country you are in. +5
  • Driving While Intoxicated Driving Under the Influence Same thing.
  • DWI consist of D . W .I BUT DUL consist of D . U .I .. make sense ?
  • DWI - Driving While Intoxicated DUI - Driving Under the Influence (which could be DRUGS, ALCOHOL, and/or PRESCRIPTION DRUGS)
  • Same thing. Different states just use different acronyms. I could mean Intoxicated, Impaired or Influence.
  • They're both the same. One just means "Driving while intoxicated" and the other is "Driving under the influence".

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