Everyone knows that drinking and driving is not a good practice. First, it is dangerous. Thousands of people are killed each year by drunk drivers, and even more are seriously injured. Second, drunken driving is illegal in all 50 states. This means that even if you are lucky enough to escape from your drunk driving incident without injuring yourself or others, you likely will be charged with a crime. Each state treats drunk driving differently. Sometimes it's called Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), or Operating Under the Influence (OUI). The links below have some general guidelines about DUI and other related crimes, as well as links to the DUI laws in each state.