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What A DWI? And What is A Felony

A DWI is an acronym that applies to the operation of motor vehicles and a violation of driving laws. DWI stands for driving while intoxicated or driving while impaired. DUI, or driving under the influence, is another acronym sometimes used for the same violation.

A Felony, typically one involving violence, regarded as more serious than a misdemeanor, and usually punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or by death.

What Are 5 Statistics Facts On Drinking And Driving ?

  1. Impairment is not reliant upon the type of alcohol consumed, rather the number of drinks over a certain period of time. Despite myths and misconceptions, coffee, a cold shower, or exercise will not make a person more sober; only time will.
  2. On average, a drunk driver will drive 80 times under the influence before their first arrest.
  3. Every 53 minutes in America, a life is lost in a drunk driving crash; that equates to 27 people every day.
  4. For drivers under 21, the U.S. has a No Tolerance policy which does not allow any alcohol to be in the blood system while behind the wheel. The consequences could include expensive fines, loss of license, or jail.
  5. Every 90 seconds, someone is injured from a drunk driving incident.
  6. In 2011, 9,878 people were victims of drunk drivers.

What Is The Cost Of A DWI ?

The minimum cost of a first conviction for DWI in New York State is estimated at $9,500. Similar estimates of minimum costs can be made for other states.

List 30 Ways In Which A DWI Can Affect You ?

  • 1. Up to 93 days in jail
  • 2. Up to a $500 fine
  • 3. Up to 360 hours of community service
  • 4. Up to six points on his or her driver's license
  • 5. Up to 180 days with a suspended license, with a restricted license possible after 30 days
    6. A $200 to $1,000 fine.
  • 7. Five days to one year in jail.
  • 8. Thirty to 90 days community service.
  • 9. Driver license denial or revocation for a minimum of one year.
  • 10. License plate confiscated.
  • 11. Vehicle immobilization for 90 to 180 days unless vehicle is forfeited.
  • 12. Possible vehicle forfeiture.
  • 13. Six points on driver record.
  • 14. $1,000 Driver Responsibility Fee for two consecutive years.
  • 15. A $500 to $5,000 fine.
  • 16. One to five years imprisonment.
  • 17. Probation with 30 days to one year in jail.
  • 18. Sixty to 180 days community service.
  • 19. Driver license denial or revocation for a minimum five years.
  • 20. Breathalizer
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  • List 5 Ways To Avoid Drinking And Driving

  • 1. Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a friend who is sober to drive.
  • Stay over at the location of the activity.
  • 2. Call law enforcement officials to report impaired drivers.
    3. Drivers can dial #77 to report drink drivers.
  • 4. Always wear your seat belt.
  • 5. Take a cab or have someone escort you to your front door if you are intoxicated and traveling on foot
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