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Your DWI could affect others, even without an accident

There are many ways that a DWI can change the way your future looks. You might lose your job or have difficulties getting there on time. People around you may develop a negative opinion of you. Financially, you could be stressed by the pressure of paying for the DWI's fines and fees while also trying to keep or find a new job.

DWIs affect all people: Arrests can lead to jail time

The penalties for getting a DWI go far beyond the financial. Socially, you could face repercussions such as a lack of trust or faith in your actions. You could lose your job or have trouble finding work. If you're a student, it could be difficult to get to school or maintain a job.

Head-on crash leads to DWI charges

A DWI is a serious offense that can lead to harsh penalties. For most people, DWIs result from a simple mistake. They might have thought that they were sober enough to drive or that they wouldn't be caught due to the time of day and took a risk.

How do the police recognize drunk driving?

One question many people have about DUIs or DWIs is how the police recognize a drunk driver. For the most part, people who are pulled over are pulled over because of their actions. They may be swerving in and out of traffic or speeding in a residential area. In some cases, they're driving so slowly that the officers have to stop them for their own safety.

New York's STOP-DWI program has reduced drunk driving crashes

The New York Sate Special Traffic Options for Driving While Intoxicated (STOP-DWI) program was put into effect throughout the state in 1981. It was established to help local and state police agencies better coordinate their efforts to reduce drunk driving crashes statewide. Since it was first instituted, these types of collisions have gone down by 74 percent.

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