What is DUI/DWI?
DWI/DUI is an abbreviation for Driving While Under the Influence of intoxicants (alcohol) or of any substance or substances which may impair driving ability. Other states use other acronyms for this offense. For instance, Ohio uses OVI (Operating a Vehicle while Impaired), while Oregon uses OUII (Operating Under the Influence of Intoxicants). Yet other states use OUI (Operating Under the Influence), OWI (Operating While Intoxicated), DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired), and OMVI (Operating a Motor Vehicle while Impaired).
According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky Revised Statute, DUI also includes other substances such as illegal drugs, prescription drugs, inhalants such as glue, gasoline, spray paint etc., and/or over the counter medications. See KRS 189a.010(1)(c), (e), and KRS 189a.010(12).
Under Kentucky law, an offender can be charged in one of two ways for DUI.
In order to be charged under the per se provision, the blood, alcohol, or urine test must be completed within two hours of cessation of driving. KRS 189a.010(1)(a).
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