DUI (driving under the influence) Driving under the influence (DUI) refers to operating a motor vehicle while affected by alcohol, drugs, or both.
This applies to both legal and illegal drugs, including prescription medication and over-the-counter drugs.
How is DUI determined?
If DUI is suspected, the amount of alcohol in the driver’s blood is measured by a breath or blood test. The driver will be cited for DUI if the results are: .08 or higher for adults. .02 or higher for minors (under 21).
What can I expect if I’m stopped for DUI?
If you’re stopped for suspected DUI, the law enforcement officer may: Ask if you’ve consumed any alcohol or drug-related substances. Ask you to take a field sobriety test. Ask you to submit to a breath test.If your blood alcohol content is .08 or higher, you may be cited and taken to jail. You also may request to have a blood test.
Your safest course of action is to contact a lawyer that specializes in DUI cases. Do not attempt to handle this serious situation by yourself.