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How Does a Breathalyzer App Work?
A breathalyzer app can help you determine your blood alcohol concentration after you've had a few drinks. Here's what you need to know about how breathalyzer apps work.
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Jerry
Dec 16, 2021
Wyoming DUI Laws
Wyoming DUI laws state that any driver over the age of 21 cannot have a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher. The threshold is lower for minors and commercial drivers.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Wisconsin DUI Laws
Wisconsin OWI laws (aka DUI laws) state that drivers cannot have a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher. The threshold is lower for minors and commercial drivers.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
West Virginia DUI Laws
West Virginia DUI laws state that any driver over the age of 21 cannot have a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher. The threshold is lower for minors and commercial drivers.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Rhode Island DUI Laws
Rhode Island DWI laws state that any driver over the age of 21 cannot have a blood alcohol level of 0.08% higher. The threshold is lower for underage drivers and commercial drivers.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Pennsylvania DUI Laws
Pennsylvania laws state that drivers over the age of 21 cannot have a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher. The threshold is lower for minors and commercial drivers.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
South Dakota DUI Laws
South Dakota DUI laws state that any driver over the age of 21 cannot have a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher. It’s 0.04% for commercial drivers.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Tennessee DUI Laws
Tennessee DUI laws state that any driver over the age of 21 cannot have a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher. It’s 0.04% for commercial drivers.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Texas DUI Laws
Texas’ laws classify a DWI as any driver over 21 with a BAC of 0.08% or higher. Texas has a zero-tolerance policy for underage drinking and driving.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Utah DUI Laws
Utah’s laws classify a DUI as any driver with a BAC of 0.05% or higher. There is no tolerance for underage drinking.
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Jerry
Apr 26, 2022
Vermont DUI Laws
Vermont’s laws classify a DUI as any driver with a BAC of 0.08% or higher. This is 0.04% for commercial drivers or 0.02% for bus drivers and drivers under 21.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Virginia DUI Laws
Virginia’s laws classify a DWI as any driver with a BAC of 0.08% or higher. This is reduced to 0.02% for drivers under the age of 21.
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Jerry
May 05, 2022
Washington DUI Laws
Washington’s laws classify a DUI as any driver with a BAC of 0.08%. This is 0.04% for commercial drivers and 0.02% for minors.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
California DUI Laws
California DUI laws state that any driver over the age of 21 cannot have a blood-alcohol level of 0.08% or higher. Those under 21 must not exceed 0.01%.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Nebraska DUI Laws
Nebraska DUI laws state that any driver over the age of 21 cannot have a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Nevada DUI Laws
Nevada DUI laws state that any driver over the age of 21 cannot have a blood-alcohol level of 0.08% or higher.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
New Hampshire DUI Laws
New Hampshire DWI laws state that any driver over the age of 21 cannot have a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher. Those under 21 cannot exceed 0.02%.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
South Carolina DUI Laws
South Carolina DUI laws state that any driver over the age of 21 cannot have a blood alcohol level of 0.08% higher. The threshold is lower for minors and commercial drivers.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How a DUI Affects a Teen's Car Insurance Premium
A DUI on a teen's driving record could hurt their premiums for years to come.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What is FR44 Insurance?
The Fr-44 is a document that proves you have minimum coverage requirements after a serious driving violation. Getting one is simple, but expect higher premiums
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Fill Out and File an SR-22
Filling out and filing an SR-22 form helps drivers who have had a DUI, points, or driven while uninsured regain their license or apply for a new one.
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Jerry
Apr 06, 2022
Violating Your Car Insurance Policy: What Qualifies as a Major Violation
Major violations to your car insurance plan include DUIs, hit and runs, and fraudulent claims, and can dramatically increase your insurance premiums.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How a DUI Affects Your Car Insurance Rates
Getting a DUI means one thing: You can expect to pay up for car insurance.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Oregon DUI Laws
Oregon DUI laws prohibit any driver from having a blood-alcohol level of 0.08% or higher or any trace of illicit drugs in their system.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How Different Types of Car Accidents Affect Your Car Insurance Rates
Car insurance rates can spike when you cause an accident, and might even go up if you aren't the responsible party. Read here to learn about how the different types of accidents affect your insurance.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Oklahoma DUI Laws
Oklahoma DUI laws prohibit driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08% or higher or having any trace of illicit drugs in your system.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Ohio DUI Laws
Ohio DUI laws prohibit any driver over 21 from having a blood-alcohol content of 0.08% or higher or having any trace of illicit drugs in their system.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
High-Risk Car Insurance: Everything You Need to Know
High-risk car insurance covers drivers with less-than-stellar driving records and usually comes with a higher price tag. Read this guide on high-risk car insurance to learn more.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
North Dakota DUI Laws
North Dakota DUI laws state that drivers cannot have a blood-alcohol level of 0.08% or higher. The limit is 0.04% for commercial drivers and 0.02% for minors.
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Jerry
Apr 28, 2022
Officials Pushing Again for Devices to Reduce DUIs
Driving under the influence is dangerous and costly. Some officials are renewing their push for mandatory breathalyzers and devices in cars to reduce impaired driving.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on DUI

Can you get a DUI for driving high in Ohio?
I usually see DUI laws associated with drunk driving, so I’m not sure what happens if you drive high. If I get caught driving high in Ohio, can I still get a DUI even if I haven’t been drinking?
Liz Jenson
Apr 05, 2022
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?
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?
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?
Mary Cahill
Mar 08, 2022
Does an expunged DUI still show up on my driving record?
I got a DUI charge expunged recently and I’ve been wondering what this means for my driving record. Will the charge go away there too, or will it just be removed from my criminal record?
Liz Jenson
Feb 11, 2022
Can I get my DUI dropped to reckless driving?
I’m facing a DUI charge and I’m a nervous wreck about what’s going to happen in court. My lawyer has talked about the possibility of pleading guilty to the lesser charge of reckless driving. Can you get a drunk driving charge reduced to reckless driving?
Mary Cahill
Jan 28, 2022
Can you get a DUI for driving high in Kentucky?
Since the joint I typically use looks like a cigarette, I’m not sure how the police would catch me for smoking pot. Will I get a DUI for driving while smoking pot in Kentucky?
Liz Jenson
Apr 04, 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!
Liz Jenson
Feb 14, 2022
Can I renew my driving license online after disqualification?
My driver's license was disqualified a few months ago, but now I'm up for renewal. The problem is I'm currently out of state. Can I renew my driver’s license online after disqualification?
Max Werner
Feb 14, 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!
Liz Jenson
Mar 01, 2022
Can you get a DUI for driving high in New Hampshire?
I’m giving a presentation about marijuana decriminalization, and I want to make sure I’m giving all of the right information. I know that New Hampshire decriminalized weed, but can you still get a DUI for driving while high?
Liz Jenson
Apr 05, 2022
How long does a DUI stay on your driving record in PA?
I got a DUI in Philadelphia after a night out with friends. While I’m already worried about the legal consequences, I want to know how this will affect me in the future. How long will a DUI stay on my driving record in Pennsylvania?
Eric Schad
Mar 11, 2022
How long will you have a drunk driving conviction on your record?
I was convicted of a DUI six years ago when I was young and careless. I am worried about it showing up in a background check for a prospective employer. How long will this stay on my record?
Mary Cahill
Feb 03, 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.
Liz Jenson
Jan 27, 2022
Can you get a DUI for driving high in California?
If I get pulled over while high in California, will I get a DUI? I get that there are probably consequences for it, but is the punishment still the same?
Liz Jenson
Apr 04, 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?
Sarah Gray
Mar 31, 2022
Should I take out a loan to remove a suspension from my license?
Long story short—my license was suspended several years ago. I went through the proper legal channels and repaid my debt to society. The problem is that I can't get my license reinstated until I pay $1,000 in fines. I don't have the money. Should I take out a loan?
Eric Schad
Oct 29, 2021
Can you get a DUI for driving hungover?
Will I get a DUI if I get pulled over while hungover? I wouldn’t think that being hungover would earn you a DUI, but I’m not sure how long you have to wait before driving.
Liz Jenson
Apr 05, 2022
Can you get a DUI for driving high in Georgia?
I don’t get how driving high is caught or punished by the police. What happens if you get caught driving while high in Georgia?
Liz Jenson
Apr 04, 2022
How long does a DUI stay on your driving record in CT?
I received a DUI last weekend in Connecticut. I understand the severity of the incident, but I’m hoping that it won’t stay on my driving record for too long. How long will my DUI remain on my driving record if I live in Connecticut?
Eric Schad
Mar 11, 2022
Can you get a DUI for driving high in Vermont?
My dad drives while high sometimes and it kind of freaks me out. If I can tell him about the potential consequences, I’m hoping he might stop. Will he get a DUI if he gets caught driving high in Vermont?
Liz Jenson
Apr 05, 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.
Liz Jenson
Jan 27, 2022
How can I find cheap insurance with a DUI?
I got a DUI five years ago, and my insurance rates have been high ever since. I understand why they went up, but I haven't made a mistake like that in years and I think it's unfair that I'm still paying for it. How can I find cheaper insurance?
Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Can you get a DUI for driving high in South Dakota?
I use cannabis for medical purposes, but I don’t usually operate a car after because I’m scared of getting a DUI! Is it bad to drive while high on pot?
Liz Jenson
Apr 05, 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?
Pat Roache
Feb 02, 2022
What is the legal alcohol limit for driving in California?
Sometimes, after work, I have a few beers with my colleagues and drive home. My wife is worried I could be pulled over, but I never get behind the wheel when I feel at all drunk. What is the legal alcohol limit for driving in California?
Sara Brody
Apr 01, 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?
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?
Michelle Ballestrasse
Jan 27, 2022
What is the alcohol limit for driving in the USA?
I’m a Canadian going on a road trip across the USA this summer. I will probably have a few drinks at a bar some evenings before heading back to the hotel, but I don’t want to risk a drunk driving conviction in another country. What is the alcohol limit for driving in the USA?
Cassandra Hamilton
Mar 31, 2022
What kinds of drugs can affect your driving ability?
I took a muscle relaxant about an hour ago—is it okay for me to drive? What kinds of drugs can affect your driving ability?
Brittni Brinn
Feb 15, 2022

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