DWI Assault

Definition - What does DWI Assault mean?

DWI assault refers to the act in which a drunk driver inflicts bodily injury on another individual with a vehicle. DWI is an acronym for driving while intoxicated. In most jurisdictions, DWI assault is considered a serious crime and is prosecuted as a felony.

DWI assault is sometimes also referred to as intoxicated assault or vehicular assault.

Justipedia explains DWI Assault

The main reason why driving while intoxicated (DWI) is regarded as a crime is because of the significant risk that it poses to society. Drunk drivers are prone to causing harm to themselves and other individuals. In most jurisdictions, individuals convicted of DWI assault face severe penalties and punishments in the form of higher fines and mandatory jail times. Some states impose a lifetime suspension of an individual's driving licenses if they are convicted of DWI assault.

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