Driving Under the Influence not Drunk Driving

While drunk driving is a common term, it is not necessarily the most accurate when discussing Mississippi law. Mississippi actually criminalizes “driving under the influence,” also known as DUI or DWI (driving while impaired). A driver can be considered to be driving under the influence without actually being drunk. However, despite not being “drunk,” you can be considered to be driving under the influence based on an officer’s observations, or perhaps the readings on a machine such as an intoxilyzer.