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What does OVI stand for in driving?
I was reading an article about ways that you can get a ticket and I kept seeing the term OVI being used. I was confused because I’d never seen the abbreviation before. What does OVI stand for in driving?
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Liz Jenson
Mar 17, 2022
How long does it take to sober up before driving?
I play in a band and I usually have a few drinks after the show. My drive home is about 15 minutes, and I don’t want to risk getting a DUI. How long does sobering up take before you can drive?
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Eric Schad
Mar 10, 2022
How many people died from drunk driving in 2016?
I’m doing a research project about drunk driving fatalities in the last 10 years. How many people in 2016 died from drunk driving?
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Mary Cahill
Mar 08, 2022
Can anyone drink and drive safely?
I’m putting together a presentation on the dangers of drinking and driving for my senior year final project. I know that some people think that a few drinks are okay before you hit the road—is that true? Is it possible to drink and drive safely?
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Samuel Todd
Oct 24, 2022
Can you go to jail for drinking and driving?
Is there a chance that I’ll go to jail for a DUI in Maine? I got pulled over, and I was just over the legal limit, and now I’m so worried about what’s going to happen to me. I don’t want to have jail time on my record!
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Liz Jenson
Feb 14, 2022
What are the consequences of impaired driving?
What happens if you’re caught driving while impaired in some way? Do the charges change if you’re caught driving drunk versus high? I’m doing a presentation about this for class and I’m still confused.
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Liz Jenson
Oct 24, 2022
When did driving drunk become illegal?
Was driving drunk always illegal? My uncle told me it used to be fine back in the day. I’m happy that’s no longer the case if it’s true!
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Liz Jenson
Mar 01, 2022
Is drinking and driving still a problem for teenagers?
I’m the parent of a teenager and I’m really scared for them to start driving. I’m mostly worried about drunk driving. Is drinking and driving still a problem for teenagers?
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Rob Shapiro
Feb 04, 2022
How do you get a DUI charge dropped to reckless driving?
Is there a way to get a DUI charge dropped to reckless driving? I got a DUI driving home from a party and I’m really scared to have it on my record. Any kind of reduced charge would be great.
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Liz Jenson
Jan 27, 2022
Can you drink O’Douls while driving?
I’m not a big drinker, but I love the taste of O’Douls and find myself drinking it almost like a soft drink. Since it’s non-alcoholic it’s legal for me to drink it while I’m driving, right?
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Sarah Gray
Mar 31, 2022
Can you appeal a drunk driving conviction?
Is it possible to appeal a drunk driving conviction? I tried to defend myself in court, but it did not go well. I’m hoping that if I appeal (with a lawyer this time), I’ll be able to overturn the conviction, or at least lessen the charge.
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Liz Jenson
Jan 27, 2022
Can you drink in a motorhome while driving?
My friends and I are planning a road trip in an RV, and I’m in charge of bringing the food and drinks. Obviously, I know that the driver can’t drink while driving, but I’m not sure what the rules are for the rest of the passengers. Can you drink in a motorhome while someone’s driving?
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Jason Tushinski
Feb 04, 2022
How can I get a driving work permit in Minnesota?
I had my license revoked but would like to get a driving work permit. How do I get a driving work permit in Minnesota?
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Jason Tushinski
Jan 20, 2022
Should I hire a lawyer for drunk driving?
I got pulled over the other night while I wasn’t completely sober, and now I have to go to court. I know it’s not good, but I’ve never been to court for anything before. Do I need to hire a lawyer for my DUI charge?
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Pat Roache
Feb 02, 2022
How many people died from drunk driving in 2019?
I’m compiling data for an article I am writing about how COVID-19 has impacted drunk driving statistics. How many people died from drunk driving accidents in 2019?
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Mary Cahill
Mar 08, 2022
How long should you wait per drink before driving?
I’m going out with some friends this weekend, but none of us wants to be the designated driver. I said I’d do it, but we’d have to wait for me to sober up before heading home. I don’t know how long that actually takes, though. How many hours after drinking can I drive?
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Michelle Ballestrasse
Jan 27, 2022
Is drunk driving a federal crime?
Is drunk driving a federal crime? I was recently charged with this offense, but I’m not sure what it means and what the consequences might be.
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Rob Shapiro
Feb 04, 2022
Is buzzed driving illegal?
I keep seeing public service announcements about how buzzed driving is illegal. After work, I usually join my co-workers for a drink or two—but I wouldn’t say I’m buzzed. What is considered buzzed driving?
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Eric Schad
Jan 19, 2022
How do I get a driving work permit in MN?
I recently made a few bad choices that resulted in my first ever DWI, and I lost my license for 90 days. But because my BAC was below 0.16, I’m apparently allowed to get a work permit, which I definitely need to get to and from my office. How do you apply for a Minnesota DWI work permit?
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Michelle Ballestrasse
Jan 27, 2022
How many drunk driving deaths were there in 2013?
I’m a ninth-grade teacher who needs a little help with some research. We’ve got a big school assembly coming up and I’m putting together a presentation on drinking and driving. I’ve got lots of stats for this year, but I need some historical data. I’m hoping you can help me out. How many deaths were there in 2013 due to drinking and driving?
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Samuel Todd
Mar 07, 2022
What happens if I get a ticket for driving with a revoked/suspended license and miss court?
I lost my license when I got a DUI the first and only one I've got but I never completed the DUI class to get my license back years ago then was stopped driving later on.
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Emily Maracle
Feb 11, 2022
How long can you be in jail for drunk driving?
I’ve never had a DUI before, but my friend and I were talking about it one night. He said that a DUI has no jail time, but I thought it came with a certain amount of time in the slammer. How long can you be in jail for a drunk driving charge?
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Eric Schad
Mar 11, 2022
How can I reduce my drunk driving license suspension?
I’ve made a huge mistake and got my license suspended for drunk driving. I don’t know how I’m going to get to work now that I have a driving ban. Are there any ways I can reduce my license suspension?
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Macy Fouse
Jan 21, 2022
Can you be arrested for drunk driving after the fact?
A buddy of mine was bragging the other night on social media about how he’d had a few drinks downtown and managed to drive home without hitting any sobriety checkpoints. Apart from how idiotic it is to drink and drive, I told him that he can still get a DUI if he’s bragging about it. He bet me twenty bucks I was wrong, so can he still be arrested for drunk driving after the fact?
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Michelle Ballestrasse
Jan 21, 2022
When does a DUI show up on your driving record?
I just got a DUI a few days ago in California, but I haven’t been notified of any major changes in my record. How long does it take for a DUI to show up on your driving record?
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Joshua Levy
Feb 14, 2022
How many glasses of wine can I have before driving?
My friends and I get together every Wednesday for a book club, and occasionally it’s hard to resist the temptation of a little wine. I want to make sure I’m still safe to drive home afterward, though. How many glasses can I drink?
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Samuel Todd
Nov 04, 2022
How many drunk driving deaths were there in 2014?
I’ve heard a lot about the dangers of drinking and driving, but I recently heard that distracted driving (for example, texting and driving) was more dangerous. I’m curious about how the trends have changed over time. How many people were killed by drunk driving in 2014?
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Samuel Todd
Mar 07, 2022
Does drunk driving show on a criminal record?
I received a drunk driving charge about a week ago, and I’m trying to figure out the entire mess. I know that it comes with some serious consequences, but I’m also not sure what they are. Will a drunk driving charge show on my criminal record?
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Eric Schad
Feb 11, 2022
How do I report drunk driving online?
I spotted someone who I suspect was drunk driving. I didn’t call the police, but I was wondering if I can still report it. How can I report drunk driving online?
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Rob Shapiro
Feb 04, 2022
What groups are working to solve drinking and driving?
I want to volunteer with a group that is advocating against drinking and driving. Could you tell me what groups are working to solve drinking and driving?
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Rob Shapiro
Feb 03, 2022

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