A Few Too Many: The Results of Drinking and Driving (1960s)

DVD: www.amazon.com thefilmarchive.org Driving under the influence (DUI) (driving while intoxicated (DWI), drunk driving, operating under the influence, drinking and driving, drink-driving, impaired driving) is the act of driving a motor vehicle with blood levels of alcohol in excess of a specified limit. Similar regulations cover driving or operating certain types of machinery while affected by drinking alcohol or taking other drugs. This is a criminal offense in most countries. Details of the offense depend upon the jurisdiction, and may include merely being in physical control of a motor vehicle while being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Convictions do not necessarily involve actual driving of the vehicle. In most jurisdictions a measurement such as a blood alcohol content in excess of a defined level, such as 0.05% or 0.08% defines the offense, with no need to prove impairment or being under the influence of alcohol. In most countries, anyone who is convicted of injuring or killing someone while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be heavily fined, as in France, in addition to being given a lengthy prison sentence. Many states in the US have adopted truth in sentencing laws that enforce strict guidelines on sentencing, different from past practice where prison time was reduced or suspended after sentencing had been issued. The specific criminal offense may be called, depending on the jurisdiction, driving under the influence [of alcohol or other
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