DUI Acronyms

If you've been arrested for drunk driving, you may have been surprised at the crime you were charged with. Commonly referred to as DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), driving drunk is known by a variety of names around the United States.

Here's a look at what some of these terms are, what they stand for, and where they're used.

  • DAI: Driving After Imbibing Alcohol
  • DUBAL: Driving with an Unlawful Blood Alcohol Level
  • DUI: Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
  • DUII: Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
  • DUIL: Driving Under the Influence of Liquor
  • DWAI: Driving While Ability Impaired
  • DWI: Driving While Intoxicated or Driving While Impaired
  • DWUI: Driving While Under the Influence
  • OMVI: Operating a Motor Vehicle while under the Influence of alcohol
  • OUI: Operating Under the Influence
  • OUIL: Operating Under the Influence of Liquor
  • OVI: Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated
  • OWI: Operating While Intoxicated, Operating While Impaired
  • UBAC: Driving with an Unlawful Bodily Alcohol Content
  • UBAL: Driving with an Unlawful Blood Alcohol Level

DUI Acronyms by State

Alabama: DUI, DWI

Alaska: DUI, DWI

Arizona: DUI, DWI

Arkansas: DWI, DUI

California: DUI, DWI, OUI

Colorado: DUI, DWI, DWAI

Connecticut: DWI, DUI

Delaware: DUI

Florida: DUI, DWI

Georgia: DUI, DWI

Hawaii: DUI

Idaho: DUI

Illinois: DUI

Indiana: DUI, DWI, OWI

Iowa: OWI, DWI

Kansas: DUI, DWI

Kentucky: DUI, DWI

Louisiana: DWI, DUI

Maine: OUI, DUI, DWI

Maryland: DUI, DWI

Massachusetts: OUI, DUI, DWI

Michigan: OWI, OUIL, DUI

Minnesota: DWI, DUI

Mississippi: DWI, DUI

Missouri: DWI, DUI

Montana: DUI, DWI

Nebraska: DUI, DWI

Nevada: DUI

New Hampshire: DWI

New Jersey: DUI, DWI

New Mexico: DWI, DUI

New York: DWI, DUI, DWAI

North Carolina: DWI, DUI

North Dakota: DUI


Oklahoma: DUI

Oregon: DUII, DUI, DWI

Pennsylvania: DAI, DUI, DWI

Rhode Island: OUI, DUI

South Carolina: OMVI, DUI, DWI

South Dakota: DUIL, DUI

Tennessee: DUI

Texas: DWI, DUI

Utah: DUI

Vermont: DUI, DUIL

Virginia: DUI, DWI

Washington: DUI, DWI

Washington, DC: DWI, DUI

West Virginia: DUI

Wisconsin: OWI, DUI, DWI

Wyoming: DWUI, DUI

Talk to a DUI Lawyer for Details!

No matter what your state calls DUI, it's a serious crime. If you're facing DUI charges, you should contact a DUI lawyer in your area so you can make sure you're taking full advantage of the legal protections available to you. Just fill out this free DUI case evaluation form to get started.

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