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Driving Under the Influence

STOP and read these facts about DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. In the U.S there are approximately 24 300,000 incidents of drinking and driving per day. That's a pretty hefty number. WHAT'S YOUR DUI KNOW-HOW? DUI vs. DWI DUI DWI In some cases, the two terms are used interchangeably. Depending on state laws, DWI might refer to driving while intoxicated with alcohol, while DUI is used when the driver is charged with being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. DRIVING DRIVING UNDER THE WHILE INFLUENCE INTOXICATED Standardized* Field Sobriety Tests *approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) STAND ON ONE LEG WALK AND TURN NYSTAGMUS TEST This test requires you to Stand and listen to Checks the eyes for balance on one leg. instructions, then walk lateral or horizontal in a straight line, turn jerking when the eye around, and walk back gazes to the side. towards the officer. Non-Standardized Field Sobriety Tests 10.. 9. 8. 7. 6. A. B. C. FINGER COUNT BACKWARDS COUNT TIP HEAD ALPHABET Stand with feet Count the number of Recite the alphabet or a portion of it. Recite numbers in together and tip the fingers that the backward order. head backwards. officer raises. RHOMBERG FINGER-TO-NOSE HAND-PAT TEST This requires the driver might to close his or her The driver is asked to extend a hand in front, palm upwards. The other hand is then placed on top of the first hand, palm downwards. The driver then 'pats' the lower hand with the upper hand by rotating it, so that first the lower hand is patted with the Rhomberg stationary balance test eyes and bring the finger around to touch The driver stands, feet together, and leans the head back to look up at the nose. the sky while holding their arms out to the side. palm of the upper hand and then with the back of the upper hand. Chemical Tests 0.01 BREATH BLOOD URINE A blood sample is taken A urine sample is taken Breathalyzer tests are common. You can politely at the police station. at the police station. decline to take the roadside Breathalyzer, and instead get tested at the police station. NOTE: Remember that when taking a field sobriety test, all actions are recorded by the officer and, in most cases, the dash camera on the police car. Stay calm, polite, and respectful throughout the ordeal to minimize repercussions. About 1/3 of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are 23.4% of drunk drivers are between repeat offenders. the age of 21 and 25 years old. 120 million 182 billion Adults drank too much and drove Drunk driving costs the United States $132 billion a year. about 112 million times per year. 50%-75% 50% to 75% of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive on a On average, 1 in 3 people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in suspended license. their lifetime. The Martinez AA DWI LAW FIRM Affordable & Aggressive DWI Defense %24 ПП %Fɛ

Driving Under the Influence

shared by otainfographics on Jun 26
A Houston attorney office gathered some important facts about driving under the influence to share with everyone. The statistics in the infographic below, show how common that driving under the influe...


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