D.W.I. Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of D.W.I., written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is D.W.I.?

n. 1) Abbreviation for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. 2) Abbreviation for dying without issue (e.g. children.

short for “Driving While Intoxicated” again the common usage is for drunk driving. Another usage is “Driving While Impaired” wherein the impairment is regarded to come from even low levels of alcohol consumption; as low upto 0.05 BAC for drivers. Numerical limits vary for pilots, boatman, etc.