Driving Under the Influence Vocab


Vocab for Multidisciplinary Unit
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Absorption Rate The speed at which alcohol is absorbed into your blood stream is called the absorption rate. Depending on your weight, what you've had to eat, and even genetic factors, the rate at which alcohol enters your bloodstream will differ.
Administrative License Revocation Some states may impose an administrative license revocation, wherein the state revokes a driver's license through a civil proceeding as opposed to/in addition to a criminal proceeding for a DUI/DWI charge.
BAC BAC is the abbreviation for “blood alcohol content." Your BAC is calculated by looking at what percentage of your blood contains alcohol. BAC is used in determining if you are legally intoxicated or not.
Breathalyzer A Breathalyzer is a device law enforcement or private citizens use to determine someone's blood alcohol content.
Field Sobriety Test These tests are used to determine your level of intoxication and can be admissible as evidence in court in certain situations. A standard field sobriety test might consist of different evaluations, including: Tracking a target moving side to side with your eyes. Walking in a straight line, then turning around. Standing on one leg.
Ignition Interlock Device An ignition interlock device (IID) is a type of breath alcohol analyzer connected to your vehicle's ignition. If the device registers your BAC as being higher than the limit imposed, then you will not be able to start your car's motor. IIDs are typically issued to repeat DUI offenders.
License Cancellation/Revocation If you're facing a license cancellation, your driver's license is being taken away by the state indefinitely. A judge can often revoke your license as part of sentencing for a DUI charge. To get a new license you'll usually have to wait a certain amount of time before reapplying for one at your local department of motor vehicles.
License Suspension License suspension or revocation means having your driver's license taken away by an entity of the criminal justice system for a specified amount of time. If a police officer pulls you over and suspects DUI and you do not submit to a Breathalyzer test, they can suspend your license on the spot.
Restricted License A restricted license is one that generally allows you to drive only for very specific purposes.
Zero Tolerance Zero tolerance laws make it illegal for any driver under 21 years old to operate a vehicle with any type of blood alcohol count.
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