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Mississippi. The name evokes images of big old houses with wrap around porches, of long hot summers sipping lemonade, of riverboats adventures, of Huck Finn, and Tom Sawyer. For the nostalgia seeker, Mississippi may be a great place to sightsee, but travelers and residents should be careful not to drink and drive. more...

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A few years back, Pennsylvania tightened the reins on its DUI laws, lowering the legal blood alcohol percentage needed to show intoxication from .10 percent to .08 percent. Along with that shift, a new set of penalties went into place, showing the people that Pennsylvania took a strong position on driving under the influence. more...

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Las Vegas may be just one of many Nevada cities, but the people who come to play and stay in Las Vegas may be at a higher risk for DUI than people visiting, say, the Hoover Dam. With a ton of tourists, Nevada uses harsh DUI laws to crack down on anyone caught drinking and driving within its borders. more...

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Vermont is famous for vacations of all sorts, but have too much fun too carelessly in the Green Mountain State and you will find yourself in worlds of trouble. Like most other states, a driving under the influence, or DUI, charge in Vermont triggers both an administrative proceeding and a criminal prosecution. more...

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Indiana has an unusual means of referring to what most of us call DUI or DWI; "driving under the influence" and "driving while intoxicated" respectively. Instead of those more commonly used abbreviations, Indiana prefers to call its intoxication behind the wheel offenses "OWIs," which is short for "Operating While Intoxicated." Though an unusual name, an OWI and its resulting punishment are typical of the serious and harsh approach nearly every state takes in prosecuting its drunk drivers. more...

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If you are arrested for a DUI in Illinois, it is important to understand the state's DUI laws, proceedings, and punishments. A DUI arrestee in Illinois will almost always be asked to submit to blood alcohol testing. This testing is done by breath, blood, or urine, and will inform the arresting officer and the case's assigned judge as to the exact level of intoxication. more...

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Drunk driving laws vary all over the country. While federal law will come into play after the fourth offense, for the most part each state has its own individual laws, with its own individual details. So, if you are arrested in Arkansas for drunk driving, what can you expect? more...

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Olympic Gold-Medallist Michael Phelps made headlines this November when he was arrested for driving under the influence. It often takes a fallen sports hero or role model to make the public realize the pervasiveness of the problem. By educating yourself, you can avoid becoming one of the statistics. more...

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The Kentucky Derby may be decadent and depraved, but beware that alcohol related decadence and depravity are probably ill advised. For those who plan to drive in the Bluegrass State, sobriety is the only way to prevent trouble with the law. Still, there are a few essential things you ought to know. more...

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Iowa is bordered by the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, but when it comes to the state's rules against drunk driving, there is nothing watered down about the Iowa's policies. The 29th state uses tough punishments and strident rules to keep its highways and public roads safe from those who try to operate their vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol. more...

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