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What is the difference between DWI and DUI?

DWI: Driving While Intoxicated

DUI: Driving Under the Influence

In Texas, the difference is a matter of age. If you are over the age of 21 you will probably be charged with DWI if you are mentally impaired or have a blood alcohol level above 0.08. However, if you are under the age of 21 it's illegal for you to drink, period. It's illegal for you to drive after drinking any amount of alcohol so you will probably be charged with DUI, even if they are not impaired by it. Of course, if you’re under 21, you can still be charged with Texas DWI if you're driving intoxicated. The choice is left up to officer who arrests or cites you.