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What is the difference between DWI and DUI?

  • November 20, 2017

What is the difference between DWI and DUI? Both DUI and DWI refer to the illegal act of driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. The main difference is one means, Driving Under the Influence and the other means Driving While Intoxicated…It is hard to notice the difference, but there is one. DUI is a lesser level of impairment (under 0.08 percent),  the legal limit. The blood alcohol content (BAC) is higher with a DWI (above 0.08 percent), the legal limit.

In New York State, we have DWI and DWAI, DWAI means that the driver’s BAC is between 0.05 and 0.07 percent.

If you have questions about DWI/DUI or need an attorney, Contact Stenger, Diamond & Glass, LLP today. We have two convenient Dutchess County, NY office locations in Poughkeepsie, NY and Wappingers Falls, NY.