What is a DWAI?

Posted By The Law Office of Kelley M. Enderley, PC || 31-Aug-2015

Most people know that a DWI results if their blood alcohol level is a .08 and above. However, what most people do not know is that a lesser offense to a DWI is a DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired). A DWAI results when an individual has a blood alcohol level of a .05 to a .07.

While a DWAI is a violation and not a misdemeanor the same result occurs with a license. A conviction can cause an individual to lose their driver’s license, pay large fines or have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle.

A .05 is a very low blood alcohol level and can result very easily. As a rule of thumb, don’t drive if you are going to have a drink. It’s just not worth the consequences.

Categories: Drunk driving