Definition of driving under the influence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

driving under the influence

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[uncountable](abbreviation DUI)(US English) Types of crime, Motoring problems and accidents
 
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(in some states in the US) the crime of driving a vehicle after drinking too much alcohol. It is a less serious crime than driving while intoxicated. See related entries: Types of crime, Motoring problems and accidents