DWI, DUI, OWI, OUI & DWAI: Know the Difference for This Cinco de Mayo

April 22, 2014

Many people may wonder if there is a difference between a DWI and a DUI. The issue gets even more confusing when people hear about drivers being charged with OUI or OWI. The reality is that different jurisdictions use different terms to refer a similar action.

All of these terms refer to the action of a person operating a vehicle while intoxicated on alcohol or drugs. In most cases, a person charged with driving while intoxicated is facing the same situation as a person who is charged with driving under the influence.

Knowing about these different terms and understanding the truth about intoxicated driving charges can help people avoid being arrested for drunk driving. Cinco de Mayo is coming up soon and many people may be planning to celebrate with alcohol. With common sense and preparation, the festival of Cinco de Mayo can be a fun experience without legal consequences.