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North Carolina's DUI laws are notably tough. The Tar Heel state may still be a tobacco friendly state; but, if you drink and drive in North Carolina, your vices just may land you in a whole lot of legal trouble. A statewide Highway Safety Program, known as "booze it and lose it," gives North Carolina law enforcement broad discretion to seek out, detain, and punish anyone who drinks and drives within state lines. more...

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Although this state boasts everything from verdant forests and mountain ski lodges to racetracks, it is the desert Redlands that most people think of when they hear "New Mexico." It may seem like an ideal vacation spot, but travelers and residents should be careful not to drink and drive. New Mexico takes a no-nonsense approach to drinking and driving and the state's strict DUI laws should be understood by everyone planning to spend time here. more...

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Minnesota. Land of cold winters, Vikings football, and professional wrestler politicians. Among its many unique features, The North Star State boasts some of the most unusual drunk driving laws in the country--particularly those that apply to the preliminary stages of DUI arrests. more...

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Anyone who has spent time in New York City knows how difficult it is to navigate the city by car. New York is jam packed with diverse people and the city boasts some of the best culture and cool in the United States, but all those benefits are not without a price. The courts are tough on violators. Read more on New York's DUI laws. more...

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When you think of New Jersey, its hard not to envision Tony Soprano driving across the bridge and into the sprawling suburban neighborhood that he and the rest of his HBO characters brought to life for so many seasons. But, when it comes to DUI laws, New Jersey is not as entertaining as Tony Soprano might have you believe.Read more for information on New Jersey's DUI laws. more...

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Boasting what some have termed the "strictest drunk driving laws in the Northeastern United States," Rhode Island may be geographically small, but it has big consequences for anyone who violates its DUI rules. Drunk driving is called OWI in Rhode Island, for "Operating While Intoxicated." more...

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Although Utah has recently made some adjustments to its rules governing certain aspects of driving under the influence, increasing penalties for people with a record of DUI problems, for the most part the DUI laws in the state of Utah are not dissimilar to those of most other states. more...

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Texas law, just like the law of every other state, makes it a crime to operate a car while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Driving under the influence, also referred to as driving while intoxicated, or DWI, is a serious offense punishable by fines, jail time, and mandatory drug and alcohol educational programs and counseling. more...

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When most people think of South Dakota they think of wide, open spaces, rolling plains, and heavy snows. What does not generally come to mind are South Dakota's harsh penalties for driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both. Because of some particular quirks in South Dakota's laws, it is essential to be versed in a few important DUI policies and practices before operating a vehicle in the state. more...

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With the country music capital of the world at the heart of Tennessee, many out of state residents visit each year, bringing their cars and love of music with them. Whether you are a longtime denizen or just a tourist passing through, if you plan to drive in Tennessee, there are some of the basic facts you should know before you get into the car. more...

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