Q What is DWI or DUI in Connecticut? Are they the same thing?
At our Groton law office we represent a lot of people who are the victimes of drunk drivers in car or truck accident cases in local towns such at Groton, New London, or Norwich. We are frequenlty asked questions about what DWI or DUI mean, and whether they mean the same thing. The answer is DWI and DUI mean drunk driving. Technically DWI stands for "driving while intoxicated" and DUI stands for "driving under the influence." I suppose there is a subtle difference. But in Connecticut, the rule (as of June 2013) is that the alcohol limit to drive a car is .08, and .04 to drive a truck. Anything higher than that is drunk driving, DWI, or DUI. You can call it whatever you want. What it means is drivng with a blood ahcohol level of .08 for a car, and .04 for truck.
If you or anyone you know is a victim of a drunk driver in Groton, New London, or Norwich contact the Groton law office and ask for the drunk driver victim lawyer at The Bartinik Law Firm, PC, 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT, 860 445 8521 or toll free at 888 717 4211.