If an individual is found driving under the influence or while intoxicated with drugs and alcohol, i.e., DUI/DWI in such a way that the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) exceeds the legal limit which is generally 0.08%, it will be considered as a punishable offense. This will be prosecuted under the criminal laws of the Mississippi state.
Statutes concerning DUI/DWI:
- Every individual driving a vehicle can be submitted to a chemical test which can include, blood, urine as well as breath analysis by the enforcement officer.
- Refusing to take the test will lead to suspension of the license.
- Measuring the BAC and the reports obtained are useful to record and charge an individual under DUI/DWI.