Operating Under the Influence OUI Law and Legal Definition
Operating under the influence is a crime involving drinking or being under any kind of intoxicant and driving a motor vehicle. A person is guilty of OUI if s/he drives or is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle and is under the influence of alcoholic beverages or any chemical or controlled substance to the extent that his/her mental faculties are impaired or when his/her blood alcohol level (BAC) is above the legal limit for the state.
The penalties for being convicted of OUI depend on prior criminal and traffic records, the level of alcohol in blood, and the specific facts of the case at hand. Following a successful conviction for OUI charges, many first time offenders will be required to attend AA meetings or special classes. In some cases, a breathalyzer may be attached to their car's ignition to prevent the car from starting when they have consumed alcohol. Higher BAC levels can double the penalties under some OUI laws.
Legal Definition list
- Operating Subsidiary(Banking)
- Operating Life [Aeronautics and Space]
- Operating Income
- Operating Expenses
- Operating Environment [Aeronautics and Space]
- Operating Under the Influence OUI
- Operating Unit
- Operation Enduring Freedom [OEF]
- Operation Garden Plot
- Operation Hazard [Aeronautics and Space]
- Operation Last Call