Drunk driving is usually considered as a very serious offense. If your blood alcohol level exceeds the state’s mandated maximum level of blood alcohol during driving, any police official reserves the right to take you into custody.

If you get involved in an accident while driving under the influence, charges may be brought up against you even if it wasn’t your fault. If you were at fault, the charges may become worse with more dire consequences.

Drunk driving is usually scribbled down under acronyms such as DUI, Driving while Impaired (DWI), Operating under the Influence (OUI), Operating while Impaired (OWI), Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) etc.