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We are asked this question often, and frankly most people don’t know the difference. DWI / DUI laws vary from state to state, and different states use different legal terms to describe what a driver has to do to be arrested for impaired driving. The following only applies to Arkansas: DWI = Driving While Intoxicated DUI = Driving Under the Influence The distinction is with the age of the person charged. A DUI applies only to persons under the age of 21; whereas a DWI can apply to anyone over and under age 21. A DUI will be given to a person under the age of 21 who operates (or is in control) of a motor vehicle while a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above 0.02 but below 0.08. A DWI, however, only applies to a person who has a BAC of 0.08 or above, whether the person is a minor or an adult. So, a person who is 21 or older can only be cited for DWI, but a minor can receive either a DUI or a DWI depending on the person’s BAC. If the suspect refuses to provide a breath sample with which to measure BAC, then the prosecutor must prove impairment by other evidence, such as slurring, stumbling, poor driving, etc. The level of impairment that is required in order to be guilty of DWI or DUI is also…...